The National Schools Poetry Competition

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A word from our benefactors

I am delighted and privileged to host an event in the House of Lords to mark the culmination of the National Schools Poetry Competition for young people which is the inspirational concept of Tally Koren. She is a dedicated and acclaimed song writer who has a superb vision of young peoples potential to contribute to peace and reconciliation, and I hope her efforts will be fully supported and successful.

Lord Eames OM

The Rt Rev. , House of Lords

Jess’s class were given the task of writing a poem for the competition and then it was left up to them to enter it.  Jess enjoyed writing the poem and although her teacher felt it didn’t meet the brief she decided to enter the competition anyway although she didn’t expect to win.

Caroline Clay

Mother of age category 12-15 first place winner - Jessica Clay, Shenley Brook End School

Tally is a great humanitarian, International award winning singer-songwriter, and a peace advocate who has not stopped surprising us.

She has contributed so much towards peace through her beautiful voice. Introducing peace to school children in the form of poetry and competition is so compelling, I have no doubt all the children would like to take part!

Kate Anolue

Former Mayor of Enfield, Enfield Council

Our students delighted at the opportunity to write poems on the theme of peace and to enter into a national competition. It was wonderful to see the work of one of our Year 7 students be recognised by an impressive panel of judges – she was absolutely thrilled. Taking part in the competition made our students realise that their efforts can be rewarded and that every opportunity is worth taking.

Petrina De Gouttes

Teacher, The Sydney Russell School

Competition opens 21.09.18








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