Adele Bilney, from Year 2 at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, has won the Student Poetry Competition in the prep-year 2 section for her poem, Winter.
This is what the judges said:
A delightful account of Winter that warms your heart and stimulates the senses. The final two lines, an indirect message of hope, is the icing on the cake.
You can read Adele’s poem below, along with the students awarded honourable mentions in the category for their outstanding work.
And you can watch Adele reading her poem on The Parents Website by clicking here.
By Adele Bilney
Naked trees and woolly coats,
All tucked up by the fire.
Crackle! Pop! It goes.
I snuggle up in a ball
Trying to get warm.
I stare at the fire,
Dancing flames on glowing logs.
Finally, I fall asleep
Dreaming of my wintry world.
Then a seed in my mind sprouts into a flower
And I realise
Spring will come.
Cassius Khalil, Year 2 Fitzroy Community School
I Want to Go Home
Sophie Longley, Year 2, Firbank Grammar School
Luke Drust, Year 2, Elmore Primary School
Hope for the Future
Ariana Fais, Year 2, Elwood Primary School
James Behrendorff, Prep, Fitzroy Community School
Where I Used to Live
Polly Taylor, Year 2, Winters Flat Primary School
Silver Lining, by Mehak Soin, Year 4, Melbourne Girls Grammar
After the Fire, by Felicity van Rensburg, Year 5, Harkaway Hills College
Hope, by Ravin Rathnayake, Year 8, Haileybury College Edrington
Hope in a Whistle, by Haelie Roberts, Year 9, Olivet Christian College
Summer Longings, by Derek Villaceran, Year 12, Lilydale High School