Young People’s Poetry Competition Success

Our very own Sam Bradford (Year 9) came third place in the recent Young People Poetry Competition sponsored by the Charles Causley Trust.

Sam, as well as his fellow classmates, were asked to create a piece of poetry with the theme of place. After writing and illustrating his poem, Sam’s finished piece was sent, along with others, to be judged by poets Penelope Shuttle and David Devanny and author Patrick Gale, all of whom are patrons of the Charles Causley Trust. There was a lot of competition with over 500 students being entered in Sam’s age category but he triumphed and was invited down to North Cornwall to receive his prize. Upon arriving at the North Cornwall Poetry Festival, Sam and some of his classmates were able to watch Sam’s poem being read aloud to all those who attended the festival.

This is a fantastic achievement and Sam should be extremely proud of all that he’s accomplished.

Well done Sam!

The House by Sam Bradford

There was a house as dusky as a dark painting,
There was a painting as attractive as a flower,
The painting was an ancient as a mummy
But the house is as pleasant as me.
There was a dead tree as boneless as a leaf.
The house was as big as a castle.

Sam is pictured alongside the other competition winners.