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Students get their words’ worth in poetry competition

Published on 25/05/17

Young poets from Great Yarmouth are speaking out about the issues that matter to them, after winning places in a new anthology showcasing the next generation of rhyming talent.

Rhianne Hama Amin, Ellie-May Johnson, Ellie King, Scarlett Hamilton, Katie Bryenton-Rochard, Katie Mason, and Conner Impey, who are all Year 7 students at Trafalgar College, impressed judges in the national Young Writers Busta Rhyme competition with their powerful poems tackling issues like bullying, friendship,​​​​ body image, families, and cruelty to animals.

Their odes will feature in an anthology to be published in August, called Busta Rhyme - Poets Of The Future.

The students were thrilled to have their verse published for the first time, with Ellie-May saying she was “over the moon” at seeing her poetry in print.

Head of the communications faculty at Trafalgar College, Zoe Steward, said: “I am enormously proud of our poets - they have written creatively and passionately about issues that they feel strongly about, and produced thoughtful and powerful poems.”