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Poetry Prize 2015

PoetryHeartFrom Bloomsbury Publishing and the National Literacy Trust. 

Congratulations to the winner of our Poetry Prize, Joanna Miller!

Here's her winning poem:

What is Reading?

It’s a ticket to a journey
It’s the key to a door
It’s the passport to a country
That you’ve never seen before.

It’s dinosaurs and dragons
It’s rebels and robotics
It’s pyramids and pirates
It's hurricanes and hobbits.

It’s animals and aliens
It’s families and friends
It’s wizardry and wonders
It's beginnings and it’s ends.

It’s living an adventure
It’s travelling in time
It’s walking in another’s shoes…
In every word and line.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Poetry Prize.  Stay posted for our next writing competition. 

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