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“WRITE A POEM”

Eli Poetry Award 2015

Eli Byrne pictured with Jane O’Hanlon of Poetry Ireland

The National “Write a Poem” Competition is organised by the English Teachers Team of the PDST ( Professional Development Service for Teachers).   We are delighted to announce that Bríd II student, Eli Byrne, was Highly Commended in this year’s contest for his poem “His First Flight”.    Eli was one of 11 Junior students to win a prize, which was presented recently in a ceremony in Portlaoise.   The competition attracted over 700 entries from schools all over the country and the judges said it was exceptionally difficult to choose the winning poems from so many fantastic entries, “We were really impressed by the standard set by the students.   It was obvious to us that they put a lot of thought and effort into their work and we hope that they continue to write more poetry…..”     They also thanked all the teachers involved, for the giving of their time, guidance and enthusiasm.

Well done to Eli and to his English teachers, Ms. Emma Kirwan & Ms. Mairéad Roberts.   Eli is the younger brother of Josh in Colm V and the younger son of Mr. & Mrs. Ray & Lorna (nee Moorhead) Byrne, of Corragh, Bunclody.

 

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Eli's Poem

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