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    Noor Shortlisted for Prestigious Poetry Award

    Noor Shortlisted for Prestigious Poetry Award

    It came as a great honour to learn that my poem, 'Spin', had been shortlisted for the Keats-Shelley prize in London. There were around 1200 entries, for the "Young Romantics" category, from which 13 were shortlisted for 2 prizes; one for poetry, and one for an essay.

    The actual trip to the presentation was an adventure in itself! On the day of the awards ceremony, my mum, aunt and I arrived in London and ventured around Piccadilly for a while. We got a little lost sometimes, but as London is full of surprises, this only leads to many exciting discoveries. My favourite one was when we stumbled across the tailoring shop from the movie 'Kingsman'!

    We eventually got our bearings and made our way to Burlington House where the awards ceremony
    would be taking place. The presentation was delivered by none other than Scottish author, Liz Lochhead, who bestowed upon me two exclusive books containing the selected works of John Keats and Percy Shelley.

    Thank you to the Head Master, Mr McLoughlin,and Mr Crane for their encouragement and support during the last few weeks. I truly enjoyed the entire experience, in particular meeting new people who shared the same interests as me, and last but notl east, the delicious chocolate ice cream we had on the way home!

    Noor Mohammed – Year 11, Hampden House