It’s April – so another selection of poems from the ABLAZE initiative

Published on January 26, 2017 under Uncategorized

RSVP has many volunteers in Bristol Primary schools helping pupils enjoy books and listening to them read. We thought our members would be interested in hearing about an initiative by ABLAZE which resulted in some amazingly imaginative poems.

“Ablaze ran a Bristol Primary School Poetry Competition last March asking pupils to compose a poem about reading. The publication of the final book: “A Celebration of Reading in Bristol’s Primary Schools was kindly sponsored by Intellect Books and the winners of each age category were announced at Ablaze’s Annual Celebration Event at The M Shed.

The entries to the competition were so impressive, that it was difficult to choose the winning poems to be included in the book. However, after several rounds of judging were completed, 71 successful poems were picked out.”

As the entries were so impressive we, at RSVP, will be publishing a selection of poems each month, and the April publications are:

Reading by Cloe Pardy – Year 2 Henbury Court Primary School. – the runner up for the under 7 years age group.

If I should read a book by Harmony Harper – Year 2 Claremont School.
Harmony used the pages and symbols on her communication aid to write her poem.

Please follow the links above to download and read the entries

Ablaze ran another poetry competition this year and the theme was ‘Friendship’ – the poems received are absolutely lovely and will be published in a new book this June.

Examples of this year’s poetry entires will be published on this site in the coming months
Watch this space.

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