Year 9 creative writing scholar is Highly Commended in GSA's national poetry competition
St Mary’s is celebrating continued academic success at a national level after a Year 9 student received Highly Commended in the Girls' School Association (GSA) annual Creative Writing Competition.
This year students from across the country were invited to submit entries based on the eco-theme of ‘Dear Earth’. The competition is designed to give expression to girls’ thoughts on the Earth’s future, highlighting how precious the natural world is and to demonstrate pupils’ experiences of our planet.
After submitting her poem, St Mary’s student, Eloise S., was announced as one of four pupils to be awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Key Stage 3 category of the national competition.
Here is an extract from her emotive poem:
When you create flowers the colour of the sun, I smile
When you show me clouds that look like a stairway into the sky, I feel free
When I am angry, I walk in your anger
When I feel isolated, I am not alone because of you
When my thoughts are too much, I escape with you
When I am sad, I cry, and you cry with me
When I am bored, I find treasure in you
So, dear Earth thank you, thank you, thank you.
The winning entries were formally announced at GSA’s summer briefing event on 13 June.
Eloise's success in this national competition completes a year of great success for our talented group of Creative Writing Scholars, who have been working hard on their craft throughout the year, inspired by additional workshops and creative competitive opportunities. Joanna Cottingham, Teacher of English
Discover more about our Scholarship programme