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October 23 - October 27

Poetry Competition

December 15, 2016

Two very different writers develop their creativity in poetry writing

The College held an internal poetry competition at the beginning of the Academic year. It was designed by Lisa Claxton, a member of staff who works in the Learning Resource Centre at the College. The Winners of the competition were announced on 12th December 2016.

1st Prize Poetry Competition winner, Terell Bampoe-Brush

BTEC L2 Extended Certificate – Business, GCSE English, Functional Skills Maths L1

Sample of some of Terell’s poetry
‘You ever wondered what it all really means? Heart full of dreams, …………
Go get it by any means, rush to the teens, life ain’t what it seems’

Terell writes blank verse and end rhyme with intense rhythm and shape – transferring his love of music to narrative. He enjoys writing in the LRC and engages with other text from around the world. Terell won some vouchers and tickets to the Young Persons Poetry Exhibition at the Southbank. He said, “This is so cool that I have won this and my Mum is really proud of me.”


2nd Prize Poetry Competition winner, Scott Monckton

BTEC Diploma – Children’s Care, GCSE English, Functional Skills Maths L2

Sample of some of Scott’s poetry
‘No matter the absence of light
………… But the enmity for when we argue is as strong as the dogmas of faith
Your love is just your frail disguise …………’

Scott says, “I am not into romantic traditional poetry, I prefer writing satires” When questioned as to his interest in poetry he talks about how his creativity was sparked in his previous school.

Scott received a certificate and tickets to the Southbank to hear other young people read their poetry pieces.

Congratulations to our two winners.

Categories: All, Student Success.

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.