07 April 2017

Seven schools go green for poetry competition

Budding poets from seven academies in Erdington, Coleshill and Four Oaks, have been using their talents to create some eco-friendly words, as part of an inter-school competition.

Young writers from across the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) put pen to paper as part of the competition, which asked them to create a poem of an environmental nature.

From recycling to saving the planet, eco-friendly children from Brookvale, Hill West, Mere Green and Slade primary schools, and Arthur Terry, Coleshill and Stockland Green secondary schools, submitted a range of impressive poems.

The well-versed winners – who were announced this week – have each received a £10 Waterstones gift card – so they can draw inspiration from fellow wordsmiths. Congratulations to:

Nathan at Brookvale, Shoaib at Slade, Emily and Mimi at Hill West and Ted and Darren at Arthur Terry.

ATLP competitions are now a regular feature in the calendar, with talented students from all schools baking cakes, writing stories and designing decorations, to showcase their skills.

Organiser Matt Coulthard, from Mere Green School, said:

Congratulations to all students. We have been really impressed by the calibre of poems and the styles – we received a diverse range of entries, which shows just how talented our students are.

It also demonstrates their commitment to the world around them and that they have a voice regarding some of the wider issues. We want to thank children at all our schools for entering and congratulate our winners on their achievements.”