Congratulations to Evie Hynes, the regional winner for the Premier League Writing Stars Poetry Competition

We are delighted to announce that Year 4 pupil, Evie Hynes, has had her poem selected as the KS2, East of England winner for the Writing Stars Poetry Competition. This is a wonderful achievement, with 25,000 poems from children in schools across the region taking part in this annual competition run by the Premier League.

Centred on the theme of diversity, the pupils from Year 4 were asked by their class teacher Nick Gardner to write a poem, using Joseph Coelho’s poem Beautifully different, Wonderfully the same for inspiration. It was a really powerful theme that encouraged the children to think about how they can celebrate both their similarities and differences and looked at how these can bring us all together.

With the closing date for the competition being back in December, it’s been a long wait for the pupils to find out if any of their poems had won. On being selected as one of the winners the poet, Joseph Coelho, who wrote the poem that inspired Evie, recorded the below, personalised message, which was shown in assembly.


You can read Evie’s winning poem below:

It’s good to be different

We’re all very different
And that’s a good thing
Some people can dance
Some people can sing.

Whether you’re short or tall
Or tiny or large
You could live in a house
Or even a barge.

Some people are black
Some people are white
Some people are neither
And that is alright.

I’m not like anyone
And there is no-one like me
We all have little differences
But some you cannot see.

So it’s good to be different
And not all the same
Otherwise life would be boring
And that is just lame.

Congratulations to Evie on such a superb achievement!

If you’d like to find out more about the competition, please click here to visit the Premier League Primary Stars website.

22 March 2019