Pupils praised for poetry and prizes presented

Adur chairman Fred Lewis presents poetry prizes to, left to right, Rhys James, Noah Walker, Daisy Meehan, Beth Pilcher and Oscar Roseblade, watched by deputy head Bella Bolton and Shoreham Wordfest organiser Rosalind Turner SR1504507
Adur chairman Fred Lewis presents poetry prizes to, left to right, Rhys James, Noah Walker, Daisy Meehan, Beth Pilcher and Oscar Roseblade, watched by deputy head Bella Bolton and Shoreham Wordfest organiser Rosalind Turner SR1504507

YOUNG poets have been presented prizes by Shoreham Wordfest for their verses about food.

Creative writer Tess Jolly worked with key stage two children at Eastbrook Primary Academy, in Manor Hall Road, Southwick, as part of the World Book Day celebrations.

The best poems in each year group were chosen with the help of Wordfest organiser Rosalind Turner and the six winners were presented with certificates and book tokens by Adur District Council chairman Fred Lewis last Friday.

Mrs Turner said: “It was very hard to choose the best poems, as there were so many good entries.

“The poems about food were inspired by a visiting author and creative writing sessions provided by Shoreham Wordfest.”

Deputy head teacher Bella Bolton was delighted with the children’s efforts.The poetry presentation was just one of many awards for achievement and effort made during the end-of-term celebration assembly.

Shoreham Wordfest Is now planning a poetry trail around Shoreham town centre during the Adur Festival, with a competition for all ages to write poems inspired by the poems of the late Lancing poet, Ted Walker.

The team organises various activities throughout the year, including a creative writing course, but the main Shoreham Wordfest takes place at the end of September.

One of the new ventures is the Market Theatre, which is being set up by Janet Behan to coincide with Shoreham Farmer’s Market each month.

The launch takes place at Shoreham Methodist Church hall, in Brunswick Road, on Saturday, April 11, at 2pm.