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Inter-House Poetry Competition

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Last term the English department launched a Christmas themed poetry challenge! Students from across the school were invited to a submit a poem, maximum, 150 words by 30 November. Marks were given for style and effort. Lots of fantastic entries were received and the English department were incredibly impressed with the creativity everyone expressed.

In third place, was ‘On the 12th Day of Christmas 2020’ by Alex in Year 13:

On the twelfth day of quarantine my true love gave to me
Twelve toilet rolls,
Eleven pasta packets
Ten teams meeting,
Nine zoom calls,
Eight feet apart,
Seven mental breakdowns,
Six people only,
Five flour bags
Four face masks,
Three French hens,
Two hand gels and
A partridge in a pear tree

In second place, was Georgia in Year 7:

The bright, flashing lights, the mince pies and hot cocoa,
The time for joyfulness, laughter and family,
Although we are many we are one at Christmas, and the happiness and
merriment is endless,
We deliberate over what to buy for our loved ones,
and the smiles on our faces beam into the sky like rays of sun,
On Christmas Eve, when the streets are so silent you could hear a pin drop,
and the sky is as black as a raven’s wing, the lights flicker, and then go out; we
all feel safe and warm, like ants enveloped in a Giant’s hand

And finally, first place was awarded to Georgina in Year 10 for her poem:

The nights’ light was dimming
The moon had a gentle gleam
Clouds had but vanished
The stars’ rays sent shimmering beams

From Nazareth to Bethlehem
Two weary travellers rode
Walking from times preceding
To a future laden with hope

Sundry folk from surrounding lands
Gathered around to witness
The birth of baby Jesus
On the day that is Christmas

Proclaiming the son of god
Had been born that very eve
Wrapped in swaddling clothes
He lay, the greatest gift to be received

Well done to our winners and everyone who took part!


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