Rhyme-Writing Competition: Winner Announced

I was recently asked to judge a national rhyme-writing competition for children in Years 5 & 6. The competition was organised by Christina Gabbitas, author of the Felicity Fly series. The children were asked to write a rhyme of eight lines, on themes covered in the first two books of the Felicity Fly series: either fears and phobias or teamwork and friendship.

The winner of the best rhyme was Freya, a pupil of Hurlingham School in Putney. Her winning rhyme about a cockroach will be published in the next book in the Felicity Fly series, to be published later this year.  Christina Gabbitas will also spend a day at the school of the winning pupil for a day or poetry and rhyme-writing fun.

Christina Gabbitas commented; “I received lots of fabulously imaginative writing from all corners of the UK; the very best were chosen by a panel of fourteen judges”. As the quality of the writing was so high, there are also plans to include some of the other poems in a book of rhymes, allowing more children can see their work in print.

For more information about the competition, please click here.
To find out more about the Felicity Fly book, please click here.

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