4:58pm Thursday 23rd February 2012
A piece of homework submitted for a poetry competition celebrating 100 Great Things about the Games won a New Malden schoolboy a high commendation for his entry.
The competition, launched on National Poetry Day last October, invited young Londoners to write a poem about what they thought was best about the London 2012 games.
Ciaran Powders, 11, wrote his poem ‘London 2012’ to try to capture the atmosphere, sights and sounds of the event.
He said he felt “brilliant, just really happy,” about his achievement The class was set the school literacy homework and encouraged to enter it into the competition.
His mother Nicki said: “I’m so proud, especially as is only a single commendation per age group.”
The family will be watching the Games on TV, and aside from football, Ciaran’s favourite sport at the Games will be the athletics.
The competition received over 2,000 entries, making it one of the most successful Mayor of London schools competitions to date.
All of the poems are available to view on www.london.gov.uk/poetry website and Ciaran will receive a certificate and youth membership to the Poetry Society.
Hannah King, 14, from Kingston was also shortlisted in the competition.
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