Posted on: Friday 20 November 2020
Leading up to Remembrance Sunday, Torfaen schools had the chance to take part in a Remembrance competition.
Primary school pupils were tasked with creating an art entry, whilst secondary school pupils had to get their creative writing caps on to produce a literary entry.
Winners of the competition were Poppy Higgs at Greenmeadow Primary School and Emily Brown from Croesyceiliog School who both won £100 WH Smith vouchers and £100 for their schools.
Both pupils were presented with vouchers at their schools by Torfaen Armed Forces Champion and Blaenavon ward councillor, Cllr Alan Jones.
Llantarnam Grange Art Centre in adjudicating said: 'What a wonderful selection of work – such thoughtful, poignant work from our young people. Creative, innovative use of techniques, beautiful personal tributes to family members. It was a really tough one to choose! But we’ve chosen the winner for it’s beautiful simplicity. We would also like to commend Leo from Maendy Primary School for his work.'
Afon Llwyd Writers in adjudicating said: 'The winning entry was a wonderfully strong poem, beautiful imagery; very touching. We enjoyed reading each of the poems. It’s wonderful to see a new generation of poets emerging in Torfaen and we encourage each entrant to keep writing. We would also like to commend Sienna Whittaker from Croesyceiliog School.'