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Winners of Children’s Poet of the Year 2018 Competition announced

Winners of Children’s Poet of the Year 2018 Competition announced
14 June, 2018

The Hawk’s Well Theatre fosters the importance of poetry with a children’s poetry competition every year. Winners were announced at a prize-giving ceremony at the theatre on Yeats Day, the 13th of June. The theatre received a huge amount of entries and are delighted to announce details of the winning and highly commended poems that were entered into the Children’s Poet of the Year Competition. The winning poet this year is Freya Louise Sloane from Scoil Naomh Padraig in Blacklion, Co. Cavan. Four highly commended poems were written by; Megan McLoughlin, Our Lady of Mercy National School, Sligo town; Odhran Mullaney, St. Joseph’s National School, Templeboy, Co. Sligo and Naoise Lowry and Jamie Flaherty, both pupils from St. Aiden’s National School, Monasteraden, Co. Sligo. 

The winning poet has won a €100 voucher from the Hawk’s Well Theatre for their school to put towards their next booking and a trip for the whole class to Eagles Flying, Ballymote, the largest centre for birds of prey and owls in Ireland. During the highly entertaining and interactive bird show, the class will experience eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures and owls - an unforgettable experience for all. The four highly commended poets each won a €30 voucher to the Hawk’s Well Theatre and all winning poets and their schools received a specially printed board featuring their winning poems.

Winner Children’s Poet of the Year Competition

Where My Books Go

Battered and old, tattered and cold
There is so much to discover
Beneath this leathery cover
For this book
Contains more than one thinks at first look

By Freya Louise Sloane
Scoil Naomh Padraig, Blacklion, Co. Cavan.

 

Highly Commended
Where My Books Go

My books bring me to a land
Where fairies and knights take my hand
We stop the dragons and the goblins
Help the townspeople with their problems
I am the king of Magic Land

By Jamie Flaherty
6th class, St. Aiden’s NS, Monasteraden, Co. Sligo

 

Highly Commended 

Where My Books Go

My books bring me over mountains
Under the sea, back to the past
Into a magical dream
Happy feeling, glowing bright, I am reading through the night
Do you know where your books go?

By Megan McLoughlin
2nd class, Our Lady of Mercy NS, Sligo Town

 

Highly Commended

Where My Books Go

All of my books go to my brain
Like Harry Potter and the magical train
Jack, the beanstalk and the giant above
Noah’s ark and the amazing dove
They are all of the books that I love

By Naoise Lowry
St. Aiden’s National School, Monasteraden, Co. Sligo

 

Highly Commended

Where My Books Go

My books go on the shelf
Knights, fairies and elves
A gateway to a world faraway
A different place every day
My books make me, ME!

By Odhran Mullaney
St. Joseph’s National School, Templeboy, Co. Sligo

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