Six young wordsmiths from primary schools in Carrick-on-Suir and its hinterland have won prizes for their poems about why summer is fun.
The winners of the Summer Fun Poetry Competition, which attracted more than 200 entries, were presented with their prizes by the contest’s sponsor and organiser Lidl Carrick-on-Suir at a ceremony in the supermarket.
The entrants were set the task of writing a poem anticipating the summer holidays, beginning with the line “Summer is fun because...”
The poem written by Maeve Moran, a sixth class student from Grangemockler National School, was the overall winner of the competition, which was open to students from eight primary schools in Carrick-on-Suir and surrounding rural communities.
As the 5th and 6th class category winner, she won €50 in Lidl shopping vouchers and as the overall champion, she received €300 for her school to spend on healthy food and snacks and well as €100 for her family to spend in the store.
All poems entered were displayed in Lidl Carrick on Suir for the community to see.
Lidl Ireland spokesperson Caitriona Maguire said the aim of the competition was to capture the imagination of pupils and encourage them to put into words what they are most look forward to in their summer holidays.
“We were absolutely thrilled with the amount of responses from pupils of all ages and hope that they enjoy their well deserved prizes,” she told The Nationalist.
Competition results: Category 1st & 2nd class: winner: Katie Magnler, Gealscoil Chairrg na Siúre, 2nd class; runner up: Peter Walsh, Rathgormack National School, 2nd class.
Category 3rd & 4th class: winner: Harry Doyle, CBS Primary School, 3rd class, runner up: Aidan Broxson, Clonea Power National School, 4th class.
Category 5th & 6th class: winner Maeve Moran, Grangemockler National School, 6th class, runner up: Scott Redmond, CBS Primary School, 6th class
Overall winner: Maeve Moran, Grangemockler National School, 6th class.