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Poets in their element

08 February 2019

Keen writers across Senior School are encouraged to enter the Senior School Poetry competition. This year’s topic is the four elements - earth, water, air, fire - although poems need not necessarily include all four.

The deadline for entries is Friday 1 March 2019 and with half term on the horizon this means that writers will have plenty of time to get creative.

There is a prize for winning entries - see outline of the competition below -  and the winners will be invited to participate in a special event in the library alongside an invited Guest Speaker.

We hope that lots of pupils will enter this competition. Good luck to all!

Competition outline

Topic:  The 4 elements (earth, water, air, fire) - need not be all 4 but can be if you want.
Deadline:  Friday 1st March 2019.
How to submit:  E-mail Mr Gray ( - embed in e-mail message or Microsoft Word (no other format).
Length:  40 lines max (doesn’t need to rhyme, although it can if you want).
Judges: The seven teachers of English other than Mr Gray (will not be your Head of Year).
Guest speaker:  Will host a special event in the library, to celebrate with the winners.
Prizes:  A fabulous trophy for the winner of each Key Stage (KS3, 4 and 5); book vouchers of £10 for the runners-up and £15 for the winners in each Key Stage (nine overall).

Download competition poster and more writing guidelines

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