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.”