Poetry Competition Winners

We were blown away by the entries into our first ever poetry competition. Here are the brilliant winning entries. We will share the runners up soon.

Early Years winner: Tilda Tries Again by Amy, St Matthew's CofE Primary School

Tilda's world was upside down but she tried again and again and again.

But nothing worked her world seemed incredibly difficult.

She was a little ladybird it was topsy turvy but it tried again and again.

And could she be brave could she do it? Yessssss! like the ladybird.

Key Stage 1 winner: Poem to the invisible people by Sophia, Barnes Primary School

Don't cry

Don't be sad

Don't worry

Don't stay on your own

Don't walk away

Don't be invisible

Let's come together

Together we can be seen.

Lower Key Stage 2 winner: The Last Bear by Isla, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School

We do not care,

For our world.

It is not fair,

Fot the animals here.


They do not dare,

To go against man.

All they can do is stare,

At the horror…


Wrongful weather,

Harmed habitats,

Killing creatures,

Despair!


Let us beware,

To prepare and share,

Our world,

With the last bear

And not scare.

Hear my prayer.

Upper Key Stage 2 winner: Valley of Lost Secrets by Persephone, Coombe Hill Junior School

If you ever venture deep into your mind

Wandering along the images cast there

And get past the thoughts that drag you down

And get past the thoughts that linger underneath your skin

And past the thoughts that push you back

Then you will come to the valley, the valley of lost secrets.


In the valley, wilderness rules,

Wild things lurk,

And secrets hang, like mist, suspended in the air.

Secrets.


They scamper around your feet,

They buzz about your head,

They walk beside you, whisper into your ear.

They taunt you, lead you places

They drag you around.


Then

If you are curious enough to discover the secrets

If you are kind enough to befriend the secrets

If you are patient enough to wait for the secrets

If you are bold enough to face the secrets,


Then, and only then, will you find them,

And you never know what you will get

So, if you get past the thoughts that drag you down

And the thoughts that linger underneath your skin

And the thoughts that push you back

Then you will come to the valley

But where do you go next?

Upper Key Stage 2 winner: The Last Bear by Jessica, Trafalgar Junior School

Searching forever and ever in the endless white

Always alone

Alone always

Propelled by the hope that he would find them

How he would play and dance with them

Dance and play until the sun went down


Figures swirled in his head

A sandstorm in the snow

Until at last he reached the cliff

That dropped into nothing

Where were they?


Three seconds ticked by

Five more slipped away

Until there were few left


A single tear trickled down his face

They weren’t coming

They never were