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2017 Childrens Poetry Competition

2017  Schools Poetry Competition

The overall winner was Abby from Year 5, St Mary’s CE Primary School, Askham Richard. 

The Best of Yorkshire

Yorkshire, what an amazing place
It always puts a smile on my face
There are lots of things to see and do
Especially when the sky is blue. 

The beaches and the sandy shores
Not forgetting the Yorkshire Moors
Museums, shops, castles and more
There is always somewhere to explore.
 

Yorkshire puds and Yorkshire tea
They both taste great to me
Betty’s Tearoom, cakes galore
You will always come back for more. 

York Minster, castles standing tall
Fountains Abbey and York walls
Things to climb and much to see
Yorkshire is the best for me.

 

2016 Schools Poetry Competition

The overall winner of the local schools poetry competition (Year 5’s) was Jessica Wakelin, from Tockwith C of E primary school.

“The View from the International Space Station”

Nothing is around me

As I look up in the midnight sky

Lots of lights I can see

But nothing is around me.

 

As shooting stars fly past

I do not feel like I am going fast

Clouds like candyfloss I can see

But nothing is around me.

 

The O-zone layer protects the Earth being kind

Sometimes for me it is easy to find

The shimmering sea I can see

But nothing is around me.”

 

The judge’s comments:

“This poem describes the feeling of being high above the Earth and being able to see lights, clouds and seas. The repetition of the last line of each verse emphasises the emptiness of space.  I enjoyed the use of a simile to describe the clouds being like candy floss and that the Ozone layer is protecting the Earth.  A very good poem, well done”    Judge: Mrs J Tinkler

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OVERALL WINNER OF THE 2015 LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS (Year 5) POETRY COMPETITION:

CARRIE,   LONG MARSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

DADDY, DADDY WHEN WILL YOU COME HOME – VE DAY 1945

Daddy, daddy it’s great fun

Over here the war has ended

When will you come home?

It’s different without you,

It’s not the same,

Where are you? What are you doing ?

 

Daddy, daddy please come home

All the family are missing you.

The whole world is having a party

There’s food and everything

But the thing I want the most is

For you to come home.

 

Daddy, daddy when will you come home

The war ended ages ago

Everybody’s happy and celebrating

Daddy, daddy when will you come home?

Nothing is the same without you.

                                             By Carrie, Long Marston

 

The judge (Mrs J Tinkler) commented as follows:

“This is a very moving poem.  Carrie has written about the happiness people felt at the end of the war and the parties held to celebrate but she also writes about the sadness she feels because her father hasn’t come home yet.  I loved her repetition of the question to her father ‘when will you come home?’ “