Poems & Photography - A Winning Combination!
Earlier this year the English and Art Departments launched a Poetry & Photography competition, focusing on the themes of Progress, Home and Bishop's Stortford College. More than 150 poems were submitted to the English Department, who faced the tricky task of whittling these down to just 50, which were then judged by the award-winning performance poet Ian McMillan. Ian, who also judged our Reading Competition at the Festival of Literature in February, selected the following poems as winners from each age range:
Joint Poetry / Photography Winner
Joshua C with How Times Have Changed
Art Competition Winners
Conran C - Winner with My 1st Day.
Izzy S - Runner Up with The Expectation
Izzy G - Winner with Housefire
Damien Z - Runner Up with Pasta
Anna B - Winner with Home
Harriet G - Runner Up with Thou Shalt Kill
Harriet, U6, Progress & Heather, L6, Bishop's Stortford College
Rosie, U5, Progress & Josh, L5, How Times Have Changed
Tristan, 4th Form, Home & Jess, 4th Form, Bishop's Stortford College
Head of Physics Adrian Baker, Bishop's Stortford College
The English Department would like to congratulate these students on the quality of their poetry which in all cases, was thoughtful, considered and creative.
Alongside these, the Time Capsule Committee also selected several poems to be included in the historical burial of the time capsule in October. The chosen students’ entries to be included in the capsule are: Paco W, Phil H, Charlie H, Catherine M, James M and an anonymous entry. Congratulations to these students also who will be able to read these poems when the capsule is opened in 50 years time!