A group of students from Tanbridge House School's Writer's Club have had their original poems shortlisted for the chance to be displayed in a new attraction in Horsham Park, through a competition launched for the Horsham Year of Culture 2019.
Students got involved with the competition, which invites young people and adults to submit original poems on a theme of parks and nature, through the THS Writers Club, run by Miss Finnimore. Eventual winners of the competition will have their work displayed on one of 12 new tree trunk seats in Horsham Park's latest visitor attraction; Poet's Corner.
The Poet's Corner seating area will be made up of 12 tree trunk seats, each with a poem displayed on it - designed to celebrate the area's local poetry heritage and culture. The 12 selected poems will be chosen through the poetry writing competition, open to children aged 6-11, young people aged 12-18 and adults over 18, and through nominations of favourite poems or lyrics from popular culture. Commended/shortlisted entries from the writing competition will be displayed on a poetry trail in the park.
Four poems were shortlisted by THS students: Memory Lane by Jess Hollingworth, In the Park by Benedict Winter, Nature Finds Refuge by Luke Jackson and The Dragon Maze by Leon Kill.
Congratulations and good luck to the shortlisted students!