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National Poetry Day 2022 – Winners!

With the view of going out with a bang, I was determined to enjoy some of the children’s work before I left, and so gave myself the task (or rather the pleasure) of judging this year’s National Poetry Day competition. Due to baby Quinn’s swift arrival, and having no hands free since, the results are a little belated, but I am pleased to share with you the top entries for each Upper School year group below.

It was a wonderful way to begin the pause on my time at Belmont and I thank every pupil that entered for their imaginative, creative and personal poems. Please click HERE to read the first, second and third place poems in each year.

Miss S Bufton, Head of English

Year 6  Year 7  Year 8 
1st  Asad Rashid Freddie White  Joseph de Metz
2nd  Levi Robinson Barnaby Noble  Oliver Naylor
3rd  Noah Moross Chloe Heller

Poppy Wrench

 Fifi Simpson

Sophie Fitzpatrick

Year 6

Highly Commended

Maxwell Christou – The Petunia

Dylan Santangelo – Love Our Earth

Finlay Namey – This Hell Known as Earth

Aeson Klemens – Do You Care?

Special Mention

Rosa Milligan- Imagine a Rose

Aayu Mishra – A Nightmare


Year 7

Highly Commended

David Odupitan – Nature

Vivek Khimasia – My Earth

Poppy Blair – The Last Horse

Special Mention

Rishan Mistry – Trash

Aaryan Patel – The Environment

Rose Thornhill – We Burn the World

Serafina Brinkmoller – Good Day, Earth

Year 8

Highly Commended

Sophie Simmons – The Dark Corners of Nature

Uzoamaka Edozie – Environment of War 

Kabir Mehra – Death, Destruction and Chaos!

Iris Iacovou – Soon Gone

Special mention

Isla MacKintosh – Wonderful Women

Connor Varma – Normandy

Yasmine Zine El Abidine – Ukrainian Fox

Phoebe Fitchew – Everything is Ok

Elliot Tang – Nature’s Way

Ethan Gabbay – Our World