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The Poetry Games 2018 Poetry Competition for 11-18 year olds

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If students require more information or want to submit a poem they can either email Mr Joseph or go to the English planning office.

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The Poetry Games 2018 Poetry Competition for 11-18 Year-Olds

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The Poetry Games inspires your students to write for what they believe in! From voicing their opinions to what ignites a passion within them, students can be inspired …

Poetry Competition

The Poetry Games inspires your students to write for what they believe in! From voicing their opinions to what ignites a passion within them, students can be inspired by something or someone that really matters to them.

They can write in any style and play with language as they want to as long as they deliver a powerful, passionate poem that proves the pen is mightier than the sword.

Closing Date: Friday 16th of February 2018

 

Rules

  • Only one entryper student
  • Poems can be written or typed on any theme and in any poetic style
  • Please ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the student entry form

Prizes

1st Prize – £1000
and the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence for the school sending in the best overall group of entries

2nd Prize – £500
and a trophy

3rd Prize – £250
and a trophy

Plus every participating school will receive a complimentary copy of the book their students feature in!

Our top 5 poets will be invited to turn their poem into a video, which will then be put up for public vote – the most votes wins! 1st place wins an iPad and 4 runners-up each receive a Kindle Fire HD.

(Winners will be chosen from the entries received during the Spring Term 2018.)

Our Pantomime Stars…

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Congratulations to Tobey in year 8 and Jude in year 9 who successfully auditioned as dancers in this year’s pantomime, Beauty & The Beast, at De Montfort Hall.

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and to Ropa in year 7 who is starring as one of the dwarfs in Snow White at the Y Theatre Leicester, until Saturday 23 December

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and Amber in year 11 who is starring in Robin Hood at Loughborough Town Hall

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Chocolates Hamper for Ghana to be won

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Tickets are available from the school office, £1 for 1 strip of tickets or £3 for 5 strips.

The draw will take place on the morning of Wednesday 20 December.

Menphys Carol Concert – Friday 8th December

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On Friday 8th December, a number of St Paul’s students took part in the Menphys Carol Concert.

It was an excellent event and the St Paul’s choir sounded really good in front of nearly 2,000 people.  Many thanks to Mr Jones  for all of the hard work and effort in preparing them.

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Congratulations to Harvey Thorpe, 13A

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Congratulations to Harvey Thorpe, in 13A, who has written a play that will be performed at The Curve next year.

The play is called ‘The Final Call’ and is the journey of a child who has had a troubled childhood.

Crest Discovery Award Stem Workshop

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Crest Discovery Award Stem Workshop

On Monday 4 December, 19 year 8 and 9 pupils had the opportunity to take part in STEM workshop, in which they built a rocket car out of K’nex.  This was the first step towards earning their Crest Discovery Award, an award managed by the British Science Association.

 

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Stranger Sagas Creative Writing Competition for 11-18 Year Olds

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Stranger Sagas Creative Writing Competition for 11-18 year-olds

 

Students are invited to enter Stranger Sagas, the latest, fantastic creative writing competition from Young Writers. On the red board in the Learning Plaza, you’ll see a tantalizing selection of story starters intended to inspire students to write a mini-saga, a story written in just 100 words! Each story starter sentence can be interpreted as the students wish, so how will they develop the story? What genre will students choose to write in? After all, every great story deserves a great ending…

Link to the YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBF2SZ4-g30

Stranger Sagas Creative Writing Competition for 11-18 year-olds

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Stranger Sagas challenges students to write a mini saga, a story written in just 100 words, based on a story starter sentence… Use one of 8 sentences we’ve…

RULES

  • Only one entry per student
  • Mini sagas can be written or typed
  • 100-word limit(not including the title)
  • Send in entry to Mr Joseph (English Planning Office or email mjoseph@st-pauls.leiecster.sch.uk)

Closing Date: Friday 22nd of December 2017

PRIZES

FOR SCHOOLS

1st Prize – £1,000

+ a trophy

2nd Prize – £500

+ a trophy

3rd Prize – £250

+ a trophy

FOR STUDENTS

1st Prize – £250

2nd Prize – £100

3rd Prize – £50

one highly commended writer will win a selection of books!

Plus a bookmark for every entrant!

 

Marcus Joseph

Creative Arts Mentor / Reading Coordinator