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Announcing the Winners of ‘The View From My Window’ Poetry Competition

June 26, 2020

We are very proud to announce the winners of our College’s ‘The View From My Window’ poetry competition.  The standards were spectacular, so deciding on the final winners was almost impossible.  It brought to mind a quote by Virginia Woolf, ‘that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time.  It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.’  In these poems, the students really showed their skills at writing eloquently, effectively and meaningfully; they have all coped admirably during these difficult times.  Their poetry expresses their past and present experiences, as well as their hopes for a safer and better future for everyone.  Thank you to all of them for a job well done!   

 

The winners are as follows: 

Year 7 - Lucy

Year 8 - Prisha

Year 9 - Sofia

Year 10 - Emily

Year 11 - Catherine

The winners will each receive a £20 pound Amazon gift voucher, thanks to a kind donation from the Nuha Foundation, who have been impressed with our dedication to writing.  Their name epitomises their vision;  it combines the acronym for ‘Nuturing Human Activity and the transliteration for the Arabic noun, meaning ‘mind and intellect’.  St Francis’ College is very proud to have been selected to benefit from their support and we thank them very warmly for their generosity.      

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