It has recently been announced that the college has won this year’s Hardiman-Scott cup. This cup is awarded by the Suffolk Poetry Trust to the school with the best overall entry in the prestigious Suffolk Young Poets Competition. The judges praised the “very high standard” of the entries sent to the competition, drawn largely from last year’s AS Creative Writing course.
Out of 1,695 entries from schools throughout Suffolk, five students from the college were awarded overall places in the competition. Megan Riggey and Rosie Rivers were two of only 11 overall winners selected by the judges for their poems “Inspired by Stanza Stones” and “Photograph” respectively. In addition, Jay Kent, Kayleigh Gissing and Jessica Jenkins all won “Commended” awards for their poems. The winning poems will be featured in a special article in the East Anglian Daily Times published to coincide with National Poetry Day. In addition, the winning poets themselves will have the opportunity to read their work in a ceremony at Snape Maltings on November 6th.
We are immensely proud of the achievements of all of the students and the fantastic work they have produced. You will shortly be able to read the winning poems on the Poetry Trust’s own website. Meanwhile, you can read the poems by clicking on the following links:
Rosie Rivers - Photograph
Kayleigh Gissing - Back to Pen and Paper
Jay Kent - Advice
Megan Riggey - Inspired by "Stranza Stones"
Jessica Jenkins - Machine-Wash only
Link to Poetry Trust website:
Many congratulations again to all of our excellent writers!