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Cumbria School Games 2016 Poetry Competition Launched

Kim Moore
Kim Moore

[T]he Cumbria School Games Local Organising Committee have once again teamed up with award winning Poet Kim Moore to launch the Cumbria School Games 2016 Poetry Competition for all Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 pupils in Cumbria.

Following on from the succesful 2015 competition, they are now asking pupils, to write an original poem based on any of the six Spirit of the School Games Values: Determination, Passion, Respect, Honesty, Self Belief and Teamwork.  The subject of their poems could be whatever moves them to write. The youngsters should capture in words what any of the values means to them.

Kim Moore said: “I’m really excited to be judging the Cumbria School Games Poetry Competition.  Last year we had some wonderful entries from primary schools across the county, which showed how creative the children in Cumbria really are.  This year entries have been opened up to Key Stage 3 and I’m looking forward to reading all of the poems.”

Benefits of the Competition for Schools

  • Creative and productive way for pupils to express themselves
  • Opportunity to win book vouchers
  • By working in partnership with local libraries, this will also encourage youngsters to use their local library


There will be a winner of the KS1, KS2 & KS3 competition will each receive a £50 book voucher and an overall county winner will then win a Poetry Workshop with Poet Kim Moore for their class.

The winner will also have the opportunity to attend the Cumbria School Games 2016 Finals on 12th July and read aloud their poem at the opening ceremony if they wish to.

Entry Forms and Closing Date

All poems must be submitted by 4th June 2016 to Emma Broadbent, Active Cumbria, Barrow Fire & Rescue Station, Phoenix Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2NS or entries can also be dropped in at any local library.

Please click here for further detailed information for Schools regarding the competition rules.

Please click here for an entry form

Please click here for Top Tips to help you get started from Poet Kim Moore

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