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21st December 20
For The Gower School’s Autumn 2020 Poetry Competition, children in every form were invited to write an original poem with the title ‘Everything At Once’.
The children were free to use any poetry form they preferred, and we received many inventive and creative entries.
A winner was selected from each form – aside from Form Four, who had two winners. Their names were announced at one of our morning assemblies, and each winning poem was performed with gusto by our Drama Captain and our Librarian.
A panel of teachers then had the near-impossible task of picking just one of these poems to represent The Gower School at the ISA National Poetry Competition.
After much deliberation, the judges settled on a poem by one of our Form Four winners, a witty and incisive look at this year’s especially tense US election night (and week). We wish our pupil the very best of luck in the upcoming national competition.
A photo of our winner with their certificate can be viewed on our Facebook page.
We have been seriously impressed by the children’s poetry writing skills, and we would like to offer a huge thank you to Miss Kennedy for organising the competition.
‘I was so impressed with the high standard of all of our entrants,’ Miss Kennedy said. ‘It was amazing that, despite the common title of ‘Everything All at Once’, the children’s poems were all completely different and unique, with a host of themes explored such as the overwhelming beauty of nature, the gripping American election and the frenetic nature of everyday life! It really reflects our belief at The Gower School that we are all special and have our own unique ideas.’