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Prize winning poetry: Peter Markwick Poetry Competition.

Prize winning poetry


Two Year 10 students discovered they had a prize-winning gift for poetry this week when first and runner-up places were awarded in the Peter Markwick Poetry Competition.

Mr. Markwick was a student at the school when it was founded in the 1960s. His passion for poetry and art led him to sponsor an annual poetry writing competition at our school, the Bill Eason Poetry Cup.

Sadly, Mr. Markwick died last year but his wife, Ms. Cheryl Tate, ensured that the competition would go on. She was on hand to present awards and prizes to the winning entrants.

Congratulations to Ayesha for 'Our Mistake, Her Undoing', a short poem lamenting the slow destruction of our Earth through pollution and neglect; and to Ashleigh for her examination of inner turmoil in 'Just Keep Breathing'.

Winners were then invited for refreshments with Ms. Tate in the Catherine Jinks Library.

Thanks to all the students who entered the competition and we look forward to running it again later this year.