Last term, the children in the Upper Primary Department entered the 'Pound A Poem' competition supported by the Pears Foundation in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Max Wolffe from Primary 5 has been selected as one of the 64 semi-finalists in the competition.
This is a fantastic achievement and, as a result, Max will have his poem published in the Pound A Poem book alongside poems penned by some wonderful personalities such as Maureen Lipman, Konnie Huq and Robert Pirez. The Pound A Poem book is due to be published later this year and Max will recieve his own copy. In addition Max won £100 of books for the Upper Primary Library. Well done, Max.
The physalis is the morning sun,
Rising from its veined cocoon.
Its colour is a mellowed red,
I sniff its lush perfume.
As I place its tender skin on my tongue,
I loll it round my teeth.
Then I bite into its seedy hide,
And the pulpy sugar beneath.
The dragon fruit is violent green,
Tinged with a luminous pink.
And inside is grey and especially seedy,
With a very bland taste, I think.
Compared with a juicy tender melon,
It's not something I would call good.
However, I certainly must agree,
It can still be called a fruit.
The pomegranate is a furnace red,
Streaked with a blinding white.
The inside is full of crunchy seeds,
That you pick up and slowly bite,
The problem is there's never enough,
From the base of the fruit to the vine,
Berries to orange, bananas and grapes,
Fruit is always divine!
Congratulations must also go to all the pupils who entered this competition. We will publish some of the other entries in our school magazine, Tick Talk, which is issued in the Summer Term.