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National School Poetry Competition Winners Announced

Young Writers has recently announced its latest Key Stage 1 primary school winners! Senses Poetry received in excess of 30,000 poems from over 1,000 schools across the UK and published 61 regional titles in 2013. Young Writers’ Editorial team chose the best poet from each region as a winner and awarded a £10 national book token and winners’ certificate. Plus awarded £1,000 to the best school in the series ... Stanfield Mixed Infant & Junior School in Liverpool! A huge congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who took part.

The pupil winners are:

Cerys McMurray Senses Poetry - Northern Ireland Penrhyn Preparatory School
Taqiyah Amjad Sense Poetry - Essex Apex Primary School
Jack Ellis Ainger Sense Poetry - The West Country Brentry Primary School
Lucas Wiggins Sense Poetry - Manchester & Merseyside St Peter's CE Primary School
Maysa Ahmed Hitt Sense Poetry - London Aston House Junior School
Alyssa McIntosh Sense Poetry - Northern Ireland Rhymes Lisbellaw Primary School
Humairaa Patel Sense Poetry - Lancashire Imam Muhammad Zakariya School
Sophie Cox Sense Poetry - West Midlands Limbrick Wood Primary School
Elise Percy Sense Poetry - Scotland Gardenrose Primary School
Ewan Davies Sense Poetry - Wales St Fagans Primary School
Alexandros Michaelides Sense Poetry - North London All Saints CE Primary School
Mollie Ashford Sense Poetry - Wales & Scotland Alaw Primary School
Benji Petheram Sense Poetry - South London Broomwood Hall Lower School
Jack Gibson Sense Poetry - Middlesex Charville Primary School
Daniel Jenkins Sense Poetry - Essex & Kent Dover College Junior School
Alyssa Moore Sense Poetry - Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Fairfield Primary School
Eve Oxenbury Sense Poetry - Surrey & Sussex Plumpton Primary School
Jasper Sion Sense Poetry - Hampshire & Wiltshire Highfield CE Primary School
Jemima Brown Sense Poetry - Derbyshire & Leicestershire Coton-In-The-Elms School
Finley Ilett Sense Poetry - Across England Culgaith CE Primary School
Dylan Proud Sense Poetry - South & West Yorkshire Thornton Primary School
Connie Healey Sense Poetry - Tyne And Wear & Yorkshire Crookhill Primary School
Luke Dillon Sense Poetry - The North Abbey Gate College
Ella Coombs Sense Poetry - The Midlands Eastlands Primary School
Ashna Abraham Sense Poetry - Central England George Street Primary School
Mia Laslett Sense Poetry - The South Owlsmoor Primary School
Dulcie Lynch Sense Poetry - East Anglia Chilton Community Primary School
Kacey Stewart Sense Poetry - Around The World St Gwladys Bargoed Primary School
Eric Esrubilsky Sense Poetry - Northern Poets Abbey Gate School
Polly France Sense Poetry - England & Scotland Batheaston Primary School
Ross Whiteman Sense Poetry - London & The Home Counties Beddington Park Primary School
Abbi Sinclair Sense Poetry - Scottish Verse Cliftonhall School
Bailey Broadley-Jagger Sense Poetry - The North East High Crags Primary School
Holly Leadbetter Sense Poetry - The North West Rainhill St Anns CE Primary School
Evony Bloomfield Sense Poetry - Poems From London Leopold Primary School
Ralfs Clarke Sense Poetry - South Central Poets Holywell Primary School
Faith Page Sense Poetry - Kent & Middlesex St Katherine's School
James Thompson Sense Poetry - The South West Windrush Valley School
Eoin Hamill Sense Poetry - Little Laureates St Malachys Primary School
Cameron Blackburn Sense Poetry - Southern Poets Brentwood Preparatory School
Ibrahim Abdirahim Sense Poetry - Heart Of England St George's CE J&I School
Niamh Sanders Sense Poetry - Eastern Poets Kirby Muxloe Primary School
Harry Doherty Sense Poetry - Future Poets Isleworth Town Primary School
Annie McCrory Sense Poetry - Verses From The UK St Marys Primary School
Katie Grey Sense Poetry - My Senses & Me Our Lady Queen Of Peace RC School
Lucy Farrah Newcombe Sense Poetry - The British Isles Abbey Gate College
Ruby Jones Sense Poetry - Poems From England St Faith's CE Infant School
Helena Lally Sense Poetry - Southern Poetry Chalk Ridge Primary School
Melissa Gawthorpe Sense Poetry - Yorkshire Windmill Hill Primary School
Finley Baker Sense Poetry - Poems From The North King Charles Primary School
Ruby Mae Proctor Sense Poetry - London & Essex Heybridge Primary School
Maddoc Lawrence-Jones Sense Poetry - Poems From Wales Langstone Primary School
Emily Coleman Sense Poetry - The East Midlands Coton-In-The-Elms School
Joy Kamedu Sense Poetry - London & Middlesex The Raglan Schools
Eloise Kay Sense Poetry - The South East Birchwood Grove Community Primary School
Lucas Speed Sense Poetry - South East Poets Tweseldown Infant School
Jodie Allen Sense Poetry - The North & East Eastfield Primary School
Billy Radford Sense Poetry - The North & West Holmesdale Infant School
Cameron Fraser Sense Poetry - Poets From The South Breachwood Green JMI School
Jack Dance Sense Poetry - The West Of England Lyndon Green Infant School
Matthew Macmillan Sense Poetry - Little Poets Allans Primary School
Teigan Perry Sense Poetry - Poets Of The Future Mereside Primary School


Jenni Bannister, Editorial Manager, said “Congratulations to all our talented winners! Choosing between the poems was a difficult task. Using vibrant, unique imagery and a range of poetry techniques, all of our winners really captured the senses of the world around them. Well done!”

Once Upon A Time is Young Writers’ new poetry competition and is now open to 5-11 year-olds across the UK. For further information please visit