24th Oct, 2016

Remembering the fallen in prose

Evesham Editorial 31st Jul, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE WINNERS of a poetry competition run by the Pershore Poppy Appeal committee have been revealed.

Organised as part of commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War, the competition saw more than 200 entries from town pupils.

Judges declared 14-year-old Bethany Ireland from Pershore High School the winner and as well as winning £20, she will have the honour of reading her poem at the town’s parade on Monday (August 4)

Abbey Park Middle School pupil Holly Lloyd-Cowley was in second while fellow pupil Chloe Guscott was one of the runners up alongside Holy Redeemer Primary School pupils Millie Burgess, Grace Marchant and Amy Townend.

Poppy Appeal committee chairman Ken Tallis said: “I am astounded by not only the number of entries that we have received but also the high standard of work that has been submitted.

Visit http://pershorepoppyappeal.webs.com/ww1-commemoration to read the winning poems.