Children's Poetry Competition

Winners of the 2017 poetry competition

 

5 – 8 Age Group Winner

Festive Traditions

Christmas is a time to share
Having fun with your family and being there
Remembering Jesus and how he came to be
I love Christmas what about you and me?
Sharing things is something to do
Time to be friendly and meet people new
Making cards to give to friends
And unwrapping presents that never end
Some people think Christmas is nothing to me
   and you, but we know what is really true

by Imogen Cima (Aged 8)
Peppard Primary School

9 – 11 Age Group Winner

Festive Traditions

Oh Santa, Santa, Santa
Please bring me my lovely gifts now
I promise I've been super good
Aside from a family row

Oh Santa, Santa, Santa
How I wish I could see your sleigh
Flying slowly over rooftops
Shining in the sun's golden ray

Oh Santa, Santa, Santa
Do you really have lots of elves
Or are they just kids in green suits
Their feet strung up with bells

Oh Santa, Santa, Santa
How do you prefer to be known
Father Christmas, St Nicholas
Or is Santa fine on its own

Oh Santa, Santa, Santa
What's it like under the tree
When everyone is fast asleep
Everyone that is except me

by Kea Davenport (Aged 10)
Peppard Primary School

Winners of the 2016 poetry competition

 

5 – 8 Age Group Winner

Winter

Snow is falling all around,
Slow and calm without a sound.

Ice starts to cover the rivers and lakes,
Glistening gently, the family wakes.

Children build snowmen everywhere,
Little robin red breasts sing with care.

The grass is frosty, as white as can be,
Young children all sing by the Christmas tree.

Winter sunsets are a beauty to behold,
We all love winter when it gets this cold.

Out in the streets, people are carolling,
The church bells call out many a ring.

The stars are shining as bright as the sun,
We all love Christmas, fab family fun!

by Lily Whittam (Aged 8)
St Mary's Preparatory School

9 – 11 Age Group Winner

Winter

I think winter is the best time of the year,
Animals hibernating and reindeer.

Snowflakes falling on a cold dark night,
Snowmen melt when the fires alight.

Hat and gloves to keep you warm,
Inside by the fire while outside there's a storm.

The presents wrapped with pretty coloured bows,
As childrens happy faces glow.

So that's why I like winter so much,
It just has to have it with a special touch.

by Francesca Whittle (Aged 10)
Peppard Primary School

Winners of the 2015 poetry competition

 

5 – 8 Age Group Winner

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas
is all about Jesus the miracle boy

Who brought the world happiness and joy

His news of miracles and love
Spread like the wings of a dove

He showed that sharing
is extremely caring

He brought peace
and made anger cease

Jesus the miracle boy

by Jessica Mack (Aged 8)
Trinity Primary School

9 – 11 Age Group Winner

The Spirit of Christmas

Turkey on the table
Shepherds in the stable
Presents by the fireplace
Baby in the cradle

All around is cold
Jesus's story is told
People singing songs
That we know are very old

The bells are ringing
The choir is singing
Every year at Christmas
Presents we are giving

by Alex Rowe (Aged 10)
St Mary's Preparatory School

Winners of the 2014 poetry competition

 

5 – 8 Age Group Winner

Ten good wishes for Christmas

One shiny red nosed reindeer
Two little snowmen
Three wise men following a star
Four little elves making tiny toys
Five yummy little mince pies
Six glowing red holly bushes
Seven sparkling snowflakes
Eight beautiful stars
Nine little reindeer looking at me
Ten good wishes for Christmas.

by Archie Upsher (Aged 6)
Peppard Primary School

9 – 11 Age Group Winner

Christmas

Snowflakes softly falling all around
Blanketing buildings without a sound
People skating on the river
Children holding hands start to shiver

Snowflakes softly falling all around
Sheltering chapels without a sound
Bells ring out, it's Christmas Day
The presents are hastily tucked away

Snowflakes softly falling all around
Carpeting streets without a sound
People laughing merrily in the square
Hoping for a new world without despair.

by Anne Irving (Aged 9)
Trinity Primary School

Winners of the 2013 poetry competition

Winter

5 – 8 Age Group Winner

Snowflakes fall down from the sky,
Icicles hang like daggers from high,
The owls sleep up in their nests,
It's so cold I can see my breath.

Warm inside I see the fire,
A cup of hot chocolate is my heart's desire,
Crunching footsteps in freshly laid snow,
Late at night I hear a Ho Ho Ho.

Santa is here with presents galore,
He uses the chimney not the front door.
Winter is here, winter is here,
I know it because
I am cold from my toes to my ears.

by Hazel Gainsford (Aged 8)
Sonning Common Primary School

9 – 11 Age Group Winner

Snowflakes swirl to the ground,
Ice creeps over lakes without a sound,
All noise deadened by heavy snowfall,
Through eerie silence I hear a bird call.

Icicles glimmer in the morning sun,
The same frosty greeting for everyone,
Crackling flames leap in the grate,
Indoors where everyone is safe.

On the gate a robin stands,
A speck of colour in that cold hard land.
Make sure you shut and bolt the doors,
Keep out the wilderness
where the wicked wind roars.

by Phoebe Houldsworth-Bianek (Aged 9)
Trinity Primary School

Winners of the 2012 poetry competition

Peace

5 – 8 Age Group Winner

Mummy says peace is a quiet cup of tea,
Dad says peace is sitting on the sofa,
My Sister says peace is calm,
My Nanny says peace is no fighting,
Grandma says peace is quiet.

I think peace is no shouting
And laying on the sofa,
And playing on the phone.
Peace is no war,
Peace is kind.

My loud baby sister is never peaceful.

by Owen Blackmore (Aged 6)
Sonning Common Primary School

9 – 11 Age Group Winner

Perfect peace flowing everywhere.
Everywhere quiet, no fighting no war.
Amazing white snow drifting down quietly.
Calm children sleeping soundlessly while
Father Christmas visits.
Enchanted silence.

by Evie Warren (Aged 9)
Checkendon Primary School