Poet wins prize at school

 A young poet from Pool Academy has been awarded the top prize for her recent work.

Well done Scarlett

Well done Scarlett

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.

Cerys and Scarlett

Cerys and Scarlett

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.

The winning poem.

The winning poem.

The runner up

The runner up

The runner up

The runner up