As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, we ran Whizz Pop Poetry competition, in conjuction with Whizz Pop Bang magazine, during March to co-incide with British Science Week.
Children were invited to send in their poems inspired by science and we received lots of entries covering a huge array of subject matter – from space and the human body to discoveries and the natural world.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part; we loved reading all of your poems!
We're delighted to announce Elsie Wiltshire (6) from Exeter as our Whizz Pop Poetry Winner!
Elsie has won a science kit thanks to Cambridge Brainbox, a selection of books from Young Writers and her fantastic poem will be published in the May 2016 edition of Whizz Pop Bang magazine!
Elsie's poem contains a great rhyme scheme, is imaginative and certainly original – we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did…
“When the postman brought the parcel I was excited and happy because I didn't think I was going to win the science poetry competition. I had a lot of fun writing the poem and thinking about science all around us.
Thank you for the electronic set and the books. I have made a car with a propeller and light and done some experiments!
At school, the letter was read out in assembly and everyone was very proud of me. I felt proud too and a little bit embarrassed :)
Thank you again. I am thinking about what poem to write next!”
From Elsie Wiltshire