Poetry in Motion Schools: Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement 2019 presented to Sarah Syeda (St James Primary School Whiteabbey) and Eglinton Primary School, Eglinton

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

 

Highly Commended

Anna Matthews from Strathearn Preparatory Department, Belfast

Sophie O’Grady from Cliftonville Integrated Primary School, Belfast

William Lyons from Lisbellaw Primary School, Enniskillen

 

Sarah Syeda’s “Who could I be”, won the 2019 Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement; presented by Sarah Crossan, Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature.
Sarah Syeda from St James Primary School, Whiteabbey
Eglinton Primary School, won the Award for Achievement

CAP’s CEO, Conor Shields leads the audience in applause.

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