Department was celebrating not one but two award-winning students in the SimonPowell Poetry Prize competition,
Year 10 student, Eloise Noble,
alongside Year 11 student Elsie M were both winners in ‘The Simon Powell Poetry
Prize’, a national poetry competition run in conjunction with the Poetry Live!
Their prize is a place on a workshop to be held in July
which will be run by poets Daljit Nagra and Imtiaz Dharker, both of whom are interested
in and experienced at nurturing new writing talent. Eloise and Elsie will also
be given a set of books and a chance to read their poems at a Poetry Live!
Mrs Jillian Evans, Head of English, explained: “This is a
really tremendous achievement; for two of our girls to win such a prestigious
competition against, as we have been told, a very strong field, with hundreds
of great entries, is extremely exciting. The prize itself is incredible and I
am sure that Eloise and Elsie will gain much from their day with the poets.”