***** National Poetry Day excitement *****
It was National Poetry Day on Thursday 2nd October 2014 and this year to mark the event we ran a poetry writing competition for the children within our schools. The theme this year was 'Remember' and we were overwhelmed with the creative poetry writing from the many children who entered.
Again this year we worked in conjunction with our great friends over at Schofield & Sims (www.schofieldandsims.co.uk) who kindly offered 3 sets of spelling resources books (approved for the new curriculum) for the school who had the winning entry alongside a prize for the winning poet.
We were lucky enough to have well known Yorkshire based poet and writer James Nash to judge all our entries for us. (www.jamesnash.co.uk) He was really impressed with the entries that he read through and found it difficult to choose a winner! After much deliberation though he managed to choose some winners.
The winning poem for South Yorkshire was Tilly from Wellgate
Imagine, imagine, a world without clouds
A world without hopping rabbits, bunches and swaying clouds
No more knights or horses racing to set the sun free
No more no more no more for me
Remember, remember, the teddies
The shape, the rags, the one tug of war game
The flap of five wings, laying in rows drifting away
James stated "The entries were varied, and some pupils used the same ideas for the theme of 'Remember' but Tilly's use of language was all her own. Phrases like 'racing to set the sun free' and 'the flap of five wings' demonstrated a sense of adventure in using words which captivated me'.
Gary from Holy Trinity was also specially commended with his use of 'free verse' Again an adventurous writer!
The winner for West Yorkshire was Kalkidan from Rawthorpe Junior School.
What’s in the toy box?
What’s in the box?
What’s in the box… maybe there are colourful peacocks
There’s a one-eyed ted and a bed that’s red!
Some building bricks that make some nasty pics
A plastic boat and a moat that floats
A wind up car and a dark chocolate bar!
A cat that sleeps and a deer that leaps!
James said “'Kalkidan made me smile with his energetic rhyming for his poem 'What's in the Box'. His enjoyment came through in every line. A lovely poem."
A huge well done to Tilly and Kalkidan - brilliant creative skills.
A huge thank-you to everyone who sent their poetry entries into us at Provide - we were truly overwhelmed with the number of entries we received and were impressed with the writing skills of so many children.