Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s Prep School Poetry Competition yesterday,in particular our three fantastic winners:

Junior winner: Florence McKinnes

Intermediate winner: Hannah Brooks-Hughes

Senior winner: Ethan Bareham

The competition was one of the best yet and Head of English and competition organiser Bob Shelley was over the moon with the standard of entrants.

He said: “This year’s competition was a real success. I was so proud of our 15 finalists. We heard a wide variety of different poems – some sad, some thought-provoking and some amusing.

“The finalists recited their poems with such expression and clarity – what a tough decision it was for our adjudicator to choose a winner and runner-up from each of the three sections!”