Poetry in motion

Posted on: April 3, 2018

Children from Class 6 of South Stanley Infant & Nursery School have been crowned winners of the Premier League Primary Stars Poetry Award.

Their masterpieces, called ‘Bounce Back’  has won this prestigious prize for the region.

An elite judging panel consisting of former England star and children’s author Frank Lampard, Premier League footballer and lyricist Yannick Bolasie, Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and the young people’s laureate from London Caleb Femi, were overseen by National Literacy Trust Director, Jonathan Douglas and together selected Class 6 as winners from more than 25,000 entries.

Nine regional winners were crowned  and one national winner across two age groups with work being judged upon originality, message, effect and tone.  Class 6’s entry was selected as it was a whole class creation.  Lauren Child said of the entry: “We really thought it was pretty amazing that you could write a poem as a class because it is very difficult to write a poem on your own, but to do it as a collective is pretty difficult.”

‘Bounce Back’ will now be published in a special Writing Stars poetry book that will be released later this year.  The children will also enjoy author-led writing workshops and Premier League trophy school visits.

This is a phenominal achievement for Class 6 and everyone at Stanley Learning Partnership is extremely proud of you all.  Well done!

We’re sure you will agree with the judges…

Bounce Back

Believe in yourself

Once I conquered my fear

Understand the power of your friends

Never give up

Courage appears when you never give up

Effort is good for our body and brain

Be determined

Always bounce back if you don’t succeed

Can’t do it…YET?