Poetry in Motion Schools Celebration and Seamus Heaney Awards

An online event on Monday 27th March celebrated the achievements of the hundreds of pupils from 30 schools across Northern Ireland who took part in CAP’s annual Poetry in Motion schools programme. This programme is in its 23rd year, and CAP’s poet facilitators have involved thousands of pupils over the years in composing and performing poems. A selection of this year’s poems will be published in an anthology, Together Apart.

CAP’s Poetry in Motion schools Coordinator, Shelley Tracey, says, ‘ The standard of the poems submitted was really high this year. Congratulations to the winners of the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement.:

Primary schools, individual category

Winner: Simon Struharnansky Harding Memorial Integrated Primary School, for ‘The Forest’

Runners up

  • Conn Major, Holy Rosary Primary School, ‘Food Sonnet’
  • Lori-Rose Morrison, Holy Rosary Primary School, ‘Terror’

Post-Primary Schools, individual category:

Winner: Clodagh McNaught, St Brigid’s College, ‘Fáinne’

Runners Up

  • Aimee Anderson, Drumragh Integrated College, ‘Mammy Knows the Whole County’
  • Maryim Bouzid, Movilla High School, ‘Art Book’
  • Lily Gallagher, Lumen Christi College, ‘Fairy-Tales’

In the Schools category:

Winner, Primary Schools: Holy Rosary Primary School, Belfast

Runner up: Gillygooley Primary School, Omagh

Winner, Post Primary: St Catherine’s College, Armagh

Runner Up: Drumragh Integrated College, Co, Tyrone

Shelley added: ‘Well done to all of the pupils who submitted to their teachers and to CAP’s wonderful poet facilitators who inspired the pupils. Many thanks, too, to the Arts Council Ni and Belfast City Council for funding this programme.’

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