ASPIRING poets at two Wargrave schools have been honoured.
Pupils at Robert Piggott junior and infant schools wrote poems over the summer holidays as part of a competition launched by Wargrave author Peter Pennie and run in conjunction with the village library.
The contest, called “What I Like”, was judged by Mr Pennie and Wargrave librarian Ros Fernley. The results were announced in assemblies at the schools on Friday and the winners were presented with a copy of a children’s poetry book by Celia Warren or Roger Stevens. Every pupil that took part received a certificate.
Gwen Barr, 10, won the 10-to-12 age group and 11-year-old Daniel Dowling was runner-up. The seven-to-nine age group was won by Millie Whitmee, nine, and the runner-up was eight-year-old Annabel Norman. Darcy Daisley, seven, was highly commended. Elizabeth Candler, five, won the four-to-six age group, ahead of six-year-olds Holly Askew and Matthew Burden.
Mrs Fernley said: “It was so hard to choose a winner, they were all so good.”