Poetry shines brightly at Woldingham

Poetry shines brightly at Woldingham

11 December 2020

The results of Woldingham’s poetry competition run in conjunction with National Poetry Day have been announced.  Well done to our worthy winners:

Amelia, Year 7

Lily-Mae, Year 8

Olivia, Year 11

Léonie, Year 11

Maddie, Lower Sixth

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide annual celebration of poetry which takes place at the beginning of October. As part of Woldingham’s National Poetry Day celebrations our Librarian, Ms Amanda Owens, launched a competition asking students to submit a poem of any length and in any form on this year’s theme of “Vision”.

Ms Owens was delighted to receive nearly 60 entries from students across the year groups. These were judged by Dr Whitehead, Woldingham’s very own poetry expert and enthusiast. He said, “Having read a great deal of poetry over the years, I was incredibly impressed with the high standard of entries. It was  difficult to choose the winning poems. Do take the time to read the winning poems, which will give you a flavour of the writing on offer at Woldingham. We have some wonderful poets at school and I look forward to seeing them develop and grow with support and inspiration from their teachers and fellow students.”

Thanks to Ms Owens for organising the competition. You can read the winning poems here.