Pupils' Poetry Published

Above: Vice Principal Mrs Alison Smith with pupils holding their certificates after hearing of their success.

Pupils from Healing School will become published poets after success in a national competition to celebrate William Shakespeare.

The 86 young people had their work chosen for a new book Shake-Up Shakespeare - Star-Crossed Poets.

They were among an enormous amount of entries from across the country submitted to be part of the book, said Mrs Lindsay Codd, English teacher at the North East Lincolnshire school.

"We were delighted to hear 86 of our pupils had been successful," she said.

"They are now all looking forward to seeing their work in print when the book is published at the end of the year.

"They will be awarding prizes to the best poets and, when I looked at the quality and content of one of the poems in particular, I think we may have a chance of further success."

Each of the successful students received a certificate of merit and a bookmark.

The school will receive a complimentary copy of the book and one will be kept in the British Library.

Principal Mark Knapton said: "I'd like to congratulate the pupils and their teachers on the success.

"It is a boost for the pupils involved and demonstrates the quality of work they are producing.

The competition, organised by Young Writers, was organised earlier in the year to celebrate the author's birthday.

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