Schools celebrate poetry winners

Date Released - 07/10/2019

Schools celebrate poetry winners

FROM suffragettes to football – pupils have expressed what their local communities and heritage mean to them by writing poems on the theme of ‘Place’.

There were over 200 entries to the schools’ poetry competition, which was organised by the council as part of the ongoing Tameside Loves Reading campaign

The competition aimed to inspire and encourage a love for poetry among pupils. It was one of a many projects running within the three year Tameside Loves Reading programme to help improve literacy skills and help children achieve better at school.

The overall winner of the competition, judged by poet Conrad Burdekin and Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant, was Class 3MM at Cannon Burrows CE primary in Ashton with their poem ‘This is the Place’.

The winners and runners up in the individual categories were as follows:

Primary - Group Poem:

Winner - This is the Place by Class 3MM, Canon Burrows CE Primary

Runner up - This is the Place by Wild Bank Primary School


Primary - Individual Poem:

Winner - Space of Sadness by three members of Y5, Hollingworth Primary

Runners up: In the Forest by Cerys, Aldwyn Primary; and The Place of Dreams by Finlay,  St Christopher's RC Primary


Primary - Young Poet Award:

Winner - Arran, Mottram CE Primary (Blue Class)

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