This year we celebrated National Poetry Day by inviting our students to the Study Centre to recite their poems with the theme 'Poetry For A Change'.
There were all sorts of fantastic ideas which made it quite difficult for the judges, Miss Hall, Mrs Gornall and Mr McKibbin to make a decision about the winners.
Finally the prizewinners were announced and presented with their chocolate themed prizes.
Congratulations to you all!
First Prize - Ella S, Katie N, Jess M and Ruby T (Year 8) - SEASONS
Second Prize - Libby T (Year 7) - IF ONLY WE STOPPED USING PLASTIC
Third Prize - Michael R (Year 7) - LULLABY FOR PLASTIC PLASTIC
From crisp, hollow wood of the trees
To flowers blooming and leaves appearing so majestically
It's gone from fire lit day and night to dodging bees with ease
It goes from Winter to Spring so quickly
As the days get warmer, the sun's ablaze
It's time for some carefree days
The bees all buzz every chance they get
People forget they don't want to get wet
It goes from Spring to Summer so quickly
The air has filled with the scent of mouthwatering ice-cream
Whilst you are dreaming of silky sand
When suddenly everything drops quiet as the Autumn trees sway in the cool breeze
It is silent as the crisp Autumn leaves hit the dry, hard, ground
All the children are going bonkers for the small, round conkers
It goes from Summer to Autumn so quickly
The colourful days are over
It's time for some festive fun
Snow begins to fall and as for the leaves-there are none
Frosty flakes all around, no hot water to be found
Children are waiting for Santa Claus
Nativities bring great applause
It goes from Autumn to Winter so quickly
Change of season happens so quickly.
IF ONLY WE STOPPED USING PLASTIC
Wouldn't it be fantastic, if we stopped using plastic,
We could stop a turtle gag, on an old supermarket bag,
Beaches full of sand and shells, not bottles, bags and terrible smells.
The whales in the sea, could become friends with me.
If only we stopped using plastic.
Beware of what you throw away, most of it is here to stay,
Next time you buy orange squash, take the bottle back to wash.
Less chemicals in the sea, could make a healthier you and me.
Our world would be fantastic, if only we stopped using plastic.
LULLABY FOR PLASTIC PLASTIC (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle)
Plastic, plastic, hear me sing
Go away you horrible thing!
You can be used for healthy stuff!
Just as long as you give up.
Come on plastic, shut your eyes
Now it's time to say GOODBYE!