A young poet from Pool Academy has been awarded the top prize for her recent work.
Scarlett Cudd, 7ASB, entered a poem competition run by the English department at school. She wrote about a clock and time.
English teacher Jodie Philips said she found her piece clever and awarded Scarlett top prize with a box of chocolates, 20 achievement points and a postcard home.
Runners up included Cerys Jones, 7ASB.
Scarlett said: “I didn’t think I would win the competition. It was a big shock when I found out. I like writing poems and we are doing poetry in English at the moment. My poem was about red digits and a clock. I was watching television and saw a clock which gave me the thoughts for the poem.”
Ms Philips said: “I think her poem was brilliant. The whole poem was about a clock. It was a really clever and an enjoyable poem.”
Cerys wrote on the theme of freedom.
She said: “I found the inspiration for my poem when I went on holiday.
“It was a nice surprise to find out I had been picked as a runner up in the competition.”
Ms Philips said she was impressed by the poems.