Poetry Competition Winners

Prizes included signed copies of books by Michaela Strachan and Nick Baker, as well as teen authors Dara McAnulty and Alex Wise, plus wildlife ID guides, wildflower seed packets and mini-nature kits!

Here are extracts from our winning poems.

Aged 4 -7

3rd place: 'A Tongwell Lake Walk'
Przemek Switaj, age 7 
2nd place: 'My Garden'
Honey Hodson, age 7
1st place: 'A - Z Challenge'
Archie Bowes, age 7

Aged 8 - 11

3rd place: 'The Sound of Nature'
Aimee Berkhoff, age 11
2nd place: 'The Deer'
Jamie Carlton, age 11
1st place: 'Urban Birds'
Lucy Farrell, age 10

Aged 12 - 16

3rd place: 'Into the Woodland'
Freddie Emms, age 13
2nd place: 'Wonders of the Woodland'
Emily Wood, age 12
1st place: 'Forest Life'
Aryan Kaul, age 14

Schools

3rd place: Middleton Primary School, Milton Keynes
2nd place: Arisaig Primary School, Scottish Highlands
1st place: Edith Moorhouse Primary School, Oxfordshire
Poetry has helped Mya-Rose, AKA Birdgirl, explain her feelings and connection with nature. It's a fantastic and creative way to express yourself, especially in these wild days. Just because our competition is over, it doesn't mean you need to stop writing, check out her video for inspiration. 

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