Thatcham schoolgirl’s poem published
A KENNET School pupil has spoken of her delight in having a poem shortlisted in a national contest.
Jemima Unsworth’s prose, entitled Holiday Poem, has been published in an ebook of winning and shortlisted entries from the 2014 National Association for Able Children in Education poetry competition.
The 14-year-old said that she penned the poem after returning from a family holiday in Orlando, Florida, where she was struck by the different attitudes and lifestyles that people in the sunshine state had from people in Britain.
“New accents and culture
Moulding the mind, my thoughts,
Of this wonderful before were practically blind,” the poem reads, which ...