In December 2020, Walton High students took part in a Young Writers’ Imagine! competition. Students were asked to write an original poem that related to the theme of A New World and had to consciously craft the language, form and structure to meet this brief. This national competition received in excess of 9,000 entries and we’re pleased to announce that 110 poems from Walton High students have been chosen for publication.
This is an incredible achievement for our students to showcase their writing skills as well as giving them a real audience and purpose for their writing. Imagine- A New World is scheduled for publication on 14 May 2021.
The published poems will then enter phase two of the competition where five favourite writers will each win £100 and a trophy. Congratulations and best of luck to all of our young poets!
Richard Chukwu Okomba
Hanin Al Haj Ali
Zakiyya Minhas Saim
Jeremy Frimpong- Boatey