LITTLE GEM AWARD WINNING POEMS
Global Winner: Chun Kit Yu Lucas - Hong Kong
Day At The Beach
On a beautiful sunny day we set out for the beach,
Trio Beach, that’s where we wanted to reach.
We left the house just before nine,
But got stuck in traffic behind a long line.
When we arrived it was just time for lunch.
Blue sky and cool water as we played by the seaside,
But the sands were peppered with rubbish carried by the tide.
O what a sight!
It gave everyone a fright.
What have we done to Hong Kong’s pride?
Us kids decided to take back what was ours,
And we cleaned the beach for hours and hours.
It was hard work, no fun at all,
But in the end we could stand up tall.
And showed everyone not to mess with kid powers.
Creativity Prize: Cai Zhuo Han Alex - China
If I could find a rocket.
Higher and higher I should fly.
If I could find a submrine.
Deeper and deeper I should arrive.
If I could find a skyscraper.
Father and father I shoud see.
It’s a wonderful thing that everyone has his own dream.
Inspiration Prize: Niu Jing Ran Jeremy - Hong Kong
I have a naughty cat,
His name is Mat.
Mat likes to hide in my mother’s big hat,
But I can always find him easily because he is fat.
Mat is most beloved in my flat.
This competition is Supported and Funded by BH Coastal Lottery fund
Meet The Judges
Virginia Macgregor is currently Head of Creative Writing at Wellington College.
Principal of ETC International College,
Vice-Chair of the International Education Association of Bournemouth,
Christchurch and Poole
Cllr Lawrence William
Ward Councillor for Littledown &
Iford Vice-Chairman Audit &
Spokesman for Culture and Leisure
Local Poet from Virginia Water Council
Ms Jane Millward
Jane Millward was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2019.
Jane joined E-ACT as a regional education director in September 2016 before being appointed national director of education in February 2017.
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