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Schools Poetry Competition 2020 winners announced

The University of Manchester's fourth Schools Poetry Competition has come to an end, and the winners from four Manchester schools have been announced!


Presented by the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester, the Schools Poetry Competition has been running annually since 2017, when it was launched by University Chancellor and poet, Lemn Sissay. It encourages Manchester school pupils aged 7 to 11 to use poetry as a means of self-expression and as a way of exploring the world around them.

This year’s competition was themed around Climate Change, and four Manchester schools participated. One overall school prize and several year group prizes were awarded to pupils from each school. All 13 of the winning poems are being showcased on the Centre for New Writing’s website.


A huge congratulations to all the winners, be sure to check out the winning entries!

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