Sarah’s Earth Day 2022 poetry competition was launched on 22nd February and the theme was ‘Pocket Planet’.

Entries arrived from all over England and Wales and from as far away as India and South Africa, written by pupils aged 5 to 17 and from 17 different schools. Half of the entries were from primary schools and the other half from secondary schools, two-thirds of the entries were by girls and a third by boys.

Sarah would like to thank everyone who took part. She really enjoyed reading all the entries and was both moved and inspired by the thought and creativity all the entrants put into writing their poems.

She has now finished judging them and we can announce the winners:

The overall winner in the age 4-7 category is:
Xanthe, age 5, from Castle Court School in Dorset,
for her poem ‘Starfish in a Puddle’

The overall winner in the 7-11 category is:
Amber, age 9, from North London Collegiate School,

for her poem ‘Green Sonnet 107’

The runner-up in the 7-11 category is:
Sophie, age 10, from Ysgol Gymraeg Treganna in Cardiff,
for her poem ‘Let’s Do This’

The overall winner in the 11-18 category is:
Beatrix, age 16, from Jersey College for Girls,
for her poem ‘Mother Earth’

The runner-up in the 11-18 category is:
Poppy, age 16, from Callington Community College in Cornwall,
for her poem ‘Pocket Planet’