Congratulations to all of the young writers who have pieces selected for the latest edition of Write On. They come from our Saturday and Distance classes as well as from some schools we have worked with recently, including Waltham Primary, Oaklands, Avonside Girls’ High, Kaiapoi North, Medbury School, Cathedral Grammar, St Albans Primary, Paparoa Street School, Chisnallwood Intermediate, Cobham Intermediate, Patutahi School (from a Gisborne Aurora Education Foundation workshop) and Marshland School.
Winners in our recent Rhythm and Rhyme Poetry Competition.
Competition judge Gail Ingram commented that, in general, entrants worked hard to achieve rhyme but were less successful in creating rhythm. When rhyme dominates, the sense of the poetry is often diluted. The winners, however, have used both ingredients well – sometimes surprisingly.
Well done all winners! Your poems will appear in the Summer 2017-18 edition of Write On.
Year 4-6 winners
Meg Spencer-Morgan “Road Patrol in the Rain” Cashmere Primary School, Christchurch
Ella-Grace Elliott “Missing” Big Rock Primary School, Dunedin
Lucy Walker “Tiger” Kaurilands School, Auckland
Year 7-8 entries
Sarah-Kate Simons “The Cost” Home school, Southbridge
Isis Fynn “Society Rules” Glen Eden Intermediate, Auckland
Rebecca Yip “Someone Called” Pukekohe Intermediate, Auckland
Year 9-11 entries
Gloria Dutiyabodhi “All the Same” Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton
Charlotte Lothian “Dining by the Lake “Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton
Ashley Baird “Leap” Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton