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Conflict Continues - Write All About It!

 

Our War of Words conflict-themed poetry competition received over 15,000 entries! The poems covered subjects such as war, bullying, loss of a loved one and natural disasters.

We're delighted to announce our school winners!

1st Prize – £1,000

Eton College, Windsor
Published in “War of Words – Central England”

2nd Prize – £500

The Dearne Advanced Learning Centre, Rotherham
Published in “War of Words – Poems from the UK”

3rd Prize – £250

Our Lady's High School, Motherwell
Published in “War of Words – UK Rhymes”

We read some inspired, thought-provoking poetry and we're also delighted to announce the ‘best poet’ in the anthologies we created from your fantastic poems.

Each winner has been awarded a £10 National Book Token and a winners' certificate to mark their achievement.

We delighted to announce the winners are:

Kate Wright, Landau Forte Academy QEMS , Tamworth
Published in "War of Words - UK Poets"
View Kate's Poem

Jessica Bass, The Bedford Free School, Bedford
Published in "War of Words - Across the UK"
View Jessica's Poem

Oscar Rhodes, Laidlow Education, London
Published in "War of Words - The South East"
View Oscar's Poem

Jessica Targett, Chenderit School, Banbury
Published in "War of Words - Southern England"
View Jessica's Poem

Eren Mirza, Beauchamp College, Leicester
Published in "War of Words - England"
View Eren's Poem

Emily Robertson, Cults Academy, Aberdeen
Published in "War of Words - Scotland & Northern England"
View Emily's Poem

Aisha Khayat, Hadley Learning Community, Telford
Published in "War of Words - Wales & The Midlands"
View Aisha's Poem

Cillian Webster, St Columbus’ College, Co Down
Published in "War of Words - The UK"
View Cillian's Poem

Tilly Kerr, The Eastwood Academy, Leigh-on-Sea
Published in "War of Words - Poems from the UK"
View Tilly's Poem

Charlotte Cropper, The Manor Academy, Mansfield
Published in "War of Words - Caught in the Crossfire"
View Charlotte's Poem

Ellie Pownall, Independent Entry, Leeds
Published in "War of Words - Future Voices"
View Ellie's Poem

Megan Owen, Independent Entry, Bedford
Published in "War of Words - UK Verse"
View Megan's Poem

Ellie Barnfather, The Gregg School, Southampton
Published in "War of Words - Across England"
View Ellie's Poem

Madihah Aslam, Oulderhill Community School, Rochdale
Published in "War of Words - The Midlands && The North"
View Madihah's Poem

Jessie Leigh, John Masefield High School, Ross-on-Wye
Published in "War of Words - The West Midlands"
View Jessie's Poem

Paris Harland, Sandringham School, St Albans
Published in "War of Words - Southern & Eastern England"
View Paris' Poem

Danielle Crowther (17), Exeter College, Exeter
Published in "War of Words - Poets from the South"
View Danielle's Poem

Sophie Evison, Wyke Sixth Form College, Hull
Published in "War of Words - Poets from the UK"
View Sophie's Poem

Alexandra Johns Vitalis, Gladesmore Community School, Tottenham
Published in "War of Words - London"
View Alexandra's Poem

Connor McElligott (16), St Philip Howard Catholic High School, Bognor Regis
Published in "War of Words - Hampshire & Sussex"
View Connor's Poem

Olivia Smyth, Coleraine High School, Coleraine
Published in "War of Words - Hampshire & Sussex"
View Olivia's Poem

Amtul Khawaja (15), The International School, Birmingham
Published in "War of Words - Birmingham"
View Amtul's Poem

Craig McClintock, Ballymena Academy, Ballymena
Published in "War of Words - Northern Ireland"
View Craig's Poem

Megan Bill (13), Sunbury Manor School, Middlesex
Published in "War of Words - Middlesex"
View Megan's Poem

Jolene Purdy (16) Heolddu Comprehensive School, Bargoed
Published in "War of Words - Scotland & Wales"
View Jolene's Poem

India Jones (15), Greenbank High School, Merseyside
Published in "War of Words - Northern Poets"
View India's Poem

Sophie-Jane Richards (14), St Bernard's Catholic High School, Barrow-in-Furness
Published in "War of Words - Lancashire & Cumbria"
View Sophie-Jane's Poem

India Breen (14), Weatherhead High School, Wallasey
Published in "War of Words - The North West"
View India's Poem

Harry Walsingham (14), Faringdon Community College, Oxfordshire
Published in "War of Words - Poems From The South"
View Harry's Poem

Samuel Tapper (15), Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School, Cannock
Published in "War of Words - The West"
View Samuel's Poem

Megan Perks (14), Lyndon School, Solihull
Published in "War of Words - West Midland Poets"
View Megan's Poem

Charlotte Reidie, Hall Mead School, Essex
Published in "War of Words - Eastern England"
View Charlotte's Poem

Max Field (12), Dartford Grammar School For Boys, Kent
Published in "War of Words - London & Kent"
View Max's Poem

Sam Browne (12), Humphrey Perkins School, Loughborough
Published in "War of Words - Central England"
View Sam's Poem

Lauren Dinnall (13), Shirley High School Performing Arts College, Croydon
Published in "War of Words - South East England"
View Lauren's Poem

Josephine Coughlan, St Ursula's Convent School, London
Published in "War of Words - Southern Poets"
View Josephine's Poem

Claire McKernan, Loreto Grammar School, Omagh
Published in "War of Words - UK Rhymes"
View Claire's Poem

Congratulations to our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who took part!

We’ll award more pupil prizes and once the whole War of Words series has been published, we’ll also be selecting the best schools in the series, who’ll be awarded a cash prize!

"I am delighted that Kate Wright has done so well. The school is very proud of all our students who were published and will be giving the prize this week and celebrating in assembly."

Miss Jones, Landau Forte Academy QEMS