Working together, Nathan Moore, Bailey Waugh and Sam Stefinuti took 3rd place winners in the under 18’s category in the Saltaire Festival Poetry competition.

Year 8 pupils were given the opportunity to create poetry during English lessons; Ms Davison and Ms Chillington ran the creative writing sessions in response to a call for entries to a poetry competition run by Saltaire Festival. It is the first time the festival team have launched a competition and they asked for previously unpublished work on the theme of ‘The world in Saltaire: Saltaire in the world’. A number of pupils wrote poems to enter and Ms Chillington also entered a poem she had written.

We were delighted when contacted by the festival organisers to say Nathan, Bailey and Sam's joint poem had been awarded third place and Ms Chillington’s poem came second in the over 18s.

All the winners were rewarded with a book token and are invited to read their winning entries at the Festival’s poetry evening on Tuesday12 September at Dandelion Café in John Street, Saltaire at 7pm.