Congratulations to Eleanor Launchbury who entered a national poetry competition at the end of last term and won second place in the Secondary School category!
The competition was run by NACE (the National Association for Able Children in Education) and the theme was 'summer'. Here's what NACE have to say about her poem:
'Sleep Away Summer' by Eleanor Launchbury (15) takes us into the world of a summer refusenik: the teenager who wants to pull the duvet over her head and never have to face the world. I'm not quite sure what the 'purpose' is that the poet mentions in the penultimate line, but a being enigmatic is no bad thing and I liked very much the repetition 'still, I sleep.' Well done, Eleanor, this poem stayed with me after I'd read it.
Well done Eleanor!