Clevedon pupils earn Premier League Primary Stars poetry books

Mary Elton Primary School pupils with their poetry books.

Mary Elton Primary School pupils with their poetry books. - Credit: Contributed

Pupils at a Clevedon primary school have been given bags full of poetry books after entering a national competition.

Mary Elton Primary School was one of the first to enter the Premier League Primary Stars poetry contest with each school involved being sent a free bag filled with books from authors including Michael Rosen and Julia Donaldson.

The books were chosen by the National Literacy Trust as a way of encouraging children’s love of poetry.

To enter the competition, year four pupils had to write a poem on the theme of resilience.

Headteacher Dean Hudd said: “We have seen huge enthusiasm and great talent in entering this poetry competition.

“The standard of writing was exceptional.

“Well done to all our pupils.”

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Winning schools will be announced later this month and will receive more top prizes.

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