Young Berkshire poets celebrate in national contest

PUBLISHED: 12:39 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:39 06 February 2015

Mia Harvey, Headteacher Jenny Finlayson Headteacher and Ella Passell

Mia Harvey, Headteacher Jenny Finlayson Headteacher and Ella Passell


Poetry written by two pupils of The Marist Preparatory School in Sunninghill took first place and a highly commended spot in the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) Poetry Competition.

Ella Passell, nine, won first place in the Primary category with her entry ‘I Wonder’ – a poem about being an ant, and Mia Harvey, 10, was highly commended for her work, ‘The New Teacher’.

NACE launched a nationwide competition for poets to produce work on a subject that inspired them, with author Anne Fine OBE judging the results. Over 1,000 entries were made from schools, both nationally and internationally. Headteacher, Jenny Finlayson said: “I am thrilled that our girls have achieved such a high standard of work and am so proud of Ella being the overall winner. We have some amazing writers in this school and this competition has highlighted this.”



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