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KEHS Poet Laureate 2017

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In this week’s assembly, the winner of this year’s KEHS Poet Laureate competition was announced as Shivanii Arun from L5E. Poems were entered on the theme of ‘Friendship’ and as always the standard was very high. Congratulations Shivanii!   Here is her poem: Growing up (and apart)   My earliest memories are about you, not […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

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This is a poem written by this year’s KEHS Poet Laureate, Scarlett, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The train moves over the snow-covered tracks, The world only existing in patterns of black. Until the doors open to hell on earth. Feet move out, covered with dirt. — Walls and wires, barren and cold. We stand […]

KEHS Poet Laureate 2016

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The winner of this year’s KEHS Poet Laureate competition has been announced. Poems were entered on the theme of Shakespeare, and as always the standard was very high. The KEHS Poet Laureate for this year is Scarlett of L5E. Congratulations Scarlett! Here is her poem: Shakespeare’s Plays   It was on a harsh winter’s day, […]

KEHS Poet Laureate

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Well done to Anum in U5S, winner of the first KEHS Poet Laureate competition! Here is her poem based on the theme of ‘Past, Present and Future’: Tomorrow, Today will be lost Just like every yesterday. Today I am Yesterwhen, yesterhow, yesterwhy. Any yestertime I ever owed Is only felt and known And loved and […]

Chris Hope becomes Published Poet

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In November, Chris Hope of the English Department became a published poet. Mr Hope’s poem is published in the Ice Anthology alongside such classic poets as Keats, Blake and Dickinson. ‘Mr Hope’s anthology’ is available to buy online. An excerpt from That Winter: “That winter, backdoors opened somewhere nearby; Light lay like a remembered tablecloth; […]