My Thornbury Poetry – Judgement Day!
Poet Laureate with prize winners (left to right) Carol-Ann Duffy, Roshan Sond, Lucy Parish, Hayleigh Gasston, Ruby McIlroy & Annis Clarke
The 5 judges had all done their homework and graded the entries on merit. It took over an hour to determine the winners, a very close-run competition!
The 15-19 yrs category was particularly exciting – cracking quality entries – the verdict was hung – and saved, by agreeing joint 1st between two stunning pieces by Hayleigh Gasston and Ruby McIlroy.
All of the entries showed thought, composure and exceptionally – warm terms of endearment for this delightful home town.
Yes, Thornbury is a very special place.
As evidenced in the words of its poets (95% of whom were under the age of 19).