Bolton School Senior Girls

'Namedropping' Poetry Prizewinner

  • Poetry prizewinner Amelia

Amelia Doherty in Year 11 has won first place in the Namedropping Poetry Challenge. This competition asked young people to write poems inspired by a name or names. These could be based on the names of places, people, animals or plants, by folk-names or forgotten names, and could be real or imagined.

Amelia’s poem ‘Dandelion’ was the overall winner and can be read on the Young Poets’ Network website.

The challenge was open to anyone under the age of twenty-five and received over a hundred entries from around the world. It was run by the Poetry Society’s Young Poets’ Network in collaboration with the charity People Need Nature and T. S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Jen Hadfield.

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