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‘Belonging’ by Charlie Bradley, Commended, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



UNDER 14 MAIN CATEGORY COMMENDATION Prize: £50 Book Vouche Belonging I belong to the North East of England. I was born in Stockton, Stockton born and bred, Wherever I go, Stockton’s in my head. I belong to Stockton Town Football Club, It’s even got it’s own pub.   There are lots of great places, With lots [...]


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‘The Toon’ by Joe Foster, Commended, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerweet/412791696/ UNDER 14 MAIN CATEGORY COMMENDATION Prize: £50 Book Voucher The Toon Me Home is in the toon The Nation of the ale The Match is coming soon In the toon there’s always a sale   Magpies in thestreet Bricks are wearing away Can see the hobos feet Riots everyday   Newcastle verses Sunderland As wild [...]


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‘Observer’ by Jennifer Thomson, Winner, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



photo credit: Claire Marie Vogel via photopin cc UNDER 19 YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY WINNER Prize: iPod Shuffle Observer She stares at the world with a blank expression, Eyes turned to the sky without seeing, A vacant smile plays upon the lips, Hands twittered like birds.   The neck lists and droops, Head cocked to one side [...]


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‘Belonging’ by Anna Wilson, Winner. Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



Photo: D Sharon Pruitt UNDER 14 YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY WINNER Prize: IPod Shuffle Belonging Belonging is being accepted Knowing you are protected Walking in naked and being embraced, As though dressed in regalia, jewelled and laced.   The heart has a house, Made of skin and bone, But when I belong My heart also has a [...]


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The NCLA Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



What makes you feel that you belong somewhere – that you are at home? It could be the house where you live or your local neighbourhood, town or city or even be a club or group that are special to you. We want you to think about what belonging and home mean to you and [...]


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‘A sense of belonging’ by Jenny Waitt, Winner, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012



photo credit: garlandcannon (on hiatus) via photopin cc UNDER 19 MAIN CATEGORY WINNER Prize: Kindle  A sense of belonging Like shoes in a shoebox, glasses in a case, Bread in the breadbin, all things have their place. An egg in a nest, a fish in a pond, Rabbits in a burrow, there is always a bond. [...]


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City images: inspiration for Heaton Manor School Flash Fiction competition 2012



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‘The City’ by Liam Cosgrove Year 10



http://www.flickr.com/photos/6 The rain splattered against the window of the metro and the grey sky reflected his mood.  As he crossed the Tyne he saw the Tyne Bridge and the High Level Bridge dwarf the Swing Bridge the way two heavyweight boxers belittle a referee. Getting off the metro and walking out of Monument Station he [...]


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@The City’ by Robert Hume Year 10



photo credit: Dystopos via photopin cc He sat.  Watching.  Waiting.  The city, quickly passing him by, the only thing separating him from the rest of them was the thin pane of glass of the café window, behind which he was sitting.  Glancing at each passer by, he tried to work out which one he was [...]


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‘The City’ by Melissa Burnett Year 10



I would have thought that after a while, I’d have grown accustomed to darkness.  No such luck.  Occasionally I’d find myself flashing my torch on and off, directing the weak beam at the opposite wall.  As soon as I realised I was doing it again, I made myself stop.  My battery supply and food for [...]


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‘The City’ by Ben Wallace Year 10



The teacher smiled looking at the name on the top of the page, not particularly because he enjoyed that student’s work.  But because he had chosen to type it out instead of using his trademark scrawl.  He had marked a number of pieces and the general quality had been poor.  This, added to the fact [...]


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The last time I'll go mountain biking

Wish you were here.



What were they doing when they set out? Where did they hope to go?  What will they find? Photographs by Jan Wiltshire http://www.cumbrianaturally.co.uk/ Are they on their way to the centre of the mountain or have they just escaped? What else lives in this wild place, is watching and waiting for cyclists who have to [...]


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