National Poetry Competition


The PDST English Team is delighted to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our students and teachers in the now annual National Poetry Competition.

Each year, we receive hundreds of entries from schools all around the country and it is always exceptionally difficult to choose the winning poems from so many fantastic entries. We are continually impressed by the standard set by the students. It is obvious to us that they put a great deal of thought and effort into their work and we hope that they continue to write more poetry, and to make continued submissions to the competition in the future.

We would like to thank all the teachers involved, for the giving of their time, guidance and enthusiasm to these young writers, in encouraging them to embark on their creative journey. 


Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words

- Robert Frost


Write a Poem 2016


Wishing you all the very best of luck for this year's competition!


You can download the PDST National Poetry Competition 2016 flyer here 



Write a Poem 2015



You can download a pdf version of the 2015 Poetry Winners Booklet here.



Write a Poem 2014




You can download a pdf version of the 2014 Poetry Winners Booklet here.