In August 2015 school-aged children from across Brighton and Hove were invited to participate in BHT’s heritage-inspired poetry competition.
Entrants wrote about their favourite heritage sites, buildings and monuments; celebrating the city’s rich, iconic architectural landscape. Popular structures included The Royal Pavilion, the West Pier and the Palace Pier, with poetry using sights, sounds, smell and taste to explore themes of nature, mystery and excitement.
Poems by joint first and second prize winners were exhibited for the local community at Jubilee Library, Hove Library, and Honeycroft Children’s Centre in September.
[Entrant] has got so much out of entering this competition…it has given her a real boost in confidence with her writing.
I love poetry and writing so I jumped at the chance!
First prize winners:
Emma (aged 10)
Honeycroft Holiday Club (aged 5 – 10)
Second prize winners:
Sophie (aged 9)
Maisey (aged 7)