Sunday, 14 August 2022

Pupils win prizes in poetry competition

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.”

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