Poetry from Byfield & District in rural SW Northants., and elsewhere...
POETRY COMPETITION 2017... In 2017 we held another competition for the Primary Schools in our District; the theme was Poetry, & "Remembrance". There was a prize for each school and another for the "Best of the Best". Entries closed on 20th October 2017 - the start of autumn half term. Judging took place on Wednesday 1st November 2017 - winners were announced and prizes were presented to each winner by one of our RBL officers at a school assembly. Click-on the link above for all the details.
Some past Poems that we thought it would be good to share...
"Why wear a poppy" by Donald J Crawford, from our "twin" in New Zealand.
"In Flanders' Poppy Fields" by Luke Scott aged 13.
"A Soldier in Etaples War Cemetery" by Bethany Fergusson; pupil at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Aston Le Walls.
"I Remember" by Emily Jay; a pupil at Woodford School, Woodford Halse.
"Tomorrow" by Callum of Byfield School
"Mexico" Barque by Corncrake Williams
"No Draw" by Lloyd George
"Autumn" by TH
I Wonder? By Vincent Caiado-Gillett aged 6, St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Aston Le Walls.
Remembrance by Jack Leadbetter, Culworth Primary Academy 2017
War Horse by Hannah Collett, Culworth Primary Academy 2017
"IF" from The Wipers Times