On Tuesday 12th March, the Ulster Hall was filled to capacity with 1000 enthusiastic students, from schools right across Northern Ireland, for the launch of the *Poetry in Motion Schools Project 2018-19 poetry anthology “The Colour of Light” .
The launch of the anthology was accompanied by the presentation of the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement 2019.
After readings which maintained the high standard both in performance and literary excellence we have come to expect from the Poetry in Motion Schools Project, Sarah Crossan, the fifth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, presented the awards to this year’s winners. Sarah Syeda’s “Who could I be”, won the 2019 Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement, and the Schools award was presented to Eglinton Primary School.
Winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement 2019
Sarah Syeda from St. James Primary School, Whiteabbey
School Award for Achievement 2019
Eglinton Primary School, Eglinton
Runners Up of the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement 2019
Andrea Crooks Morrissey from Cliftonville Integrated Primary School, Belfast
Ciara Gibson from Cliftonville Integrated Primary School, Belfast
Anna Matthews from Strathearn Preparatory Department, Belfast
Sophie O’Grady from Cliftonville Integrated Primary School, Belfast
William Lyons from Lisbellaw Primary School, Enniskillen