Primary School Poetry Competition winners announced

Primary School Poetry Competition winners announced

left to right – Katie Belcher (Head of School at Giles Academy), Ruby Newark (Winner of Year 5/6 Category) and Emma Taylor (Deputy Headteacher & Wellbeing Lead at Butterwick Primary School)

‘The school days are the best days of your life’, which is why Giles Academy invited primary school children to celebrate everything they love about school as well as inspiring them to use their creative writing skills.

Earlier this year, Giles Academy launched a poetry competition open to children in Years 3 to 6 from local primary schools. The theme of the competition was ‘My Primary School’ so children could write about anything they enjoyed about their own school.

Giles Academy have been overwhelmed with the number of children who have entered the competition, with nearly 200 entries from over 15 schools in the local area. Pupils wrote about their favourite subjects, teachers, school dinners, travelling to school, homework, being creative and playing sport. This has demonstrated that children in the local area have a passion for both enjoying school and poetry.

The competition was judged by Year 11 students at Giles Academy as well as staff from the school. After judging every entry, the school are delighted to announce the following winners:

Year 3/4 Category

FIRST PLACE

  • Ethan Garrard, Tower Road Academy

HIGHLY COMMENDED

  • Lena Antoszek, Kirton Primary School
  • Oakley Brooks, Tower Road Academy
  • Rory Luffman, Boston West Academy

Year 5/6 Category

FIRST PLACE

  • Ruby Newark, The Butterwick Pinchbeck’s Endowed CofE Primary School

HIGHLY COMMENDED

  • Tommy Jones, Boston West Academy
  • Bella Mustill, The Sibsey Free Primary School
  • Zara Zeeshan Saeed, Tower Road Academy

Below are the winners original poems

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As a reward for taking part, the winners received £75 gift vouchers plus the school received £75 worth of books, so the whole school benefitted! There were also £10 gift vouchers for the highly commended entries.

Miss Katie Belcher, Head of School at Giles Academy said “The standard of entries in both categories was extremely high and it is encouraging to see the outstanding writing ability of young children in the Boston area. We would like to thank all of the students for entering and the schools for supporting the competition. As a school, we are very passionate about reading, writing and literacy and it is evident that the primary schools who participated share these same values.”

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