Children's winning poems mark World Poetry Day at Merton libraries
School children have been commended for their way with words after taking part in a poetry competition.
Merton's libraries organised the competition to coincide with world poetry day today, March 21 with primary school children asked to write on the theme of 'My favourite place in Merton’.
In the aged eight to 11 category Aaron Amer, eight, from Malmesbury Primary School won first place with his poem about Deen City Farm while Keeleigh Barton, 9, also from Malmesbury Primary School, was named runner up.
Dennis Jitaru, 6, from Malmesbury Primary School was placed first in the five to seven category with Eleanor Hethertington, six, from Wimbledon named runner up.
Age Category 8-11
Runner up - Keeleigh Barton, 9, from Malmesbury Primary School
Winner - Aaron Amer, 8, from Malmesbury Primary School
Deen City Farm
Deen City Farm is a fun place to go,
you can go in the summer but never in the snow.
The chickens come first in different shapes and sizes
but be warned when you try to feed them they don’t like surprises.
Next we see the birds singing their favourite song
Tweet tweet here, tweet tweet all day long.
Now here come the pigs, big, bold and proud
Sitting in the mud, to touch we’re not allowed.
The day is nearly over and the sun is set to calm
I had a wonderful day at Deen City Farm.
Keeleigh Barton, aged 9 from Malmesbury Primary School
Age Category 5-7
Runners up - Eleanor Hetherington, 6
Winner: Dennis Jitaru, 6, from Malmesbury Primary School
My Favourite Place in Merton
The place I mostly like
Is where I ride a bike
I take my dog for a walk
Play with other kids and talk
We jump and scream and sing
Or throw a Frisbee ring
Some dogs run and bark
You've guessed it
It’s the park!