National Poetry Day in the Library

National Poetry Day 117On National Poetry day, Thursday 3rd October, with the Library packed to capacity, our poets who were short listed in the Rainey 300 poetry competition, entertained staff and pupils with their winning words.  The theme for National Poetry Day this year was ‘Water’ and the day promised to flood us with a ‘wave of words’, although for us in the Rainey, in this memorable tercentenary year, with oceans of talent raining down, it proved more a ‘tsunami of stanzas’!    The admirable talent of our pupils was evident, not only in the carefully crafted and moving poetic pieces, but also in the spectacular, artistic presentations of many of the poems.  We had poems tucked inside books almost as old as the Rainey, others penned on slate, and even a full 3D model of the school!

Congratulations to Anna Crawford, Year 12, who was the overall winner of the Rainey 300 poetry competition.  Anna was presented with a Kindle Fire for her emotive and beautifully crafted poem ‘Upon This Salted Land’.  Other winners were as follows:

Best in Year

Year 12: Megan O’Neill

Year 11 Helena Nugent

Year 10 Adam Adair

Year 9: Edward Johnston

Year 8: Jade Heaney

Special Prizes for presentation:

Piotr Gabrysich

Alana Atkinson

Cara McGinley

Special commendation:

Greta Logue

Jack McCann

Shea Glasgow

Sophia Burns

Gina Bain

Sarah Henry

Alex Burns

Charlotte Montgomery

Well done to all who submitted poems and to those who entertained us with their readings as we celebrated National Poetry Day in the library.


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