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National Poetry Day 'Young Writers' Competition

The English Department has been astounded by the response we have had from our students to our National Poetry Day 'Young Writers' Competition, here's a small selection.


A Poem About Not Liking Poems

By Jake, Age 12 and dyslexic

I don’t like poems I want to be bolder, but I just grow older.

I don’t like poems coos there really icky I spent one hour thinking of this line.

I don’t like poems they’re no fun for me - words are absurd

But if I could read words, poems would be fine.



The Sad Man

By Reuben, Age 13

I am homeless

My name is..........well I won’t tell you my name

because I've been on the streets so long

I don’t remember it.

I’ve been trying to forget my past

for reasons that I don’t

want to get in to.

Sometimes it feels like a fresh new start.

Other times it comes back

Like a dog rushing at me with a ball.

When that happens I shutdown

And drink to try to forget.

The problem is the next day

I feel even worse

And I still live on the streets.

  • British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
  • Crested
  • The Good Schools Guide
  • Boarding Schools Association
  • Elklan's 'Communication Friendly Schools
  • Independent Schools Association