Two pupils from Clun Primary School, Neath, have won a competition for their creative writing skills.
Pupils from year 5 and 6 wrote poems and entered them into the ‘Arts and Minds’ competition which is run by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers.
Ellie and Martha won individual awards for their poems. Martha’s poem was called, ‘I am a nought!’ and Ellie’s poem was called, ‘It’s a free world.’
The pupils had taken inspiration from the recent lesson they received from local School Community Police Officer, PC Mark Harris.
“The lesson from PC Harris taught me that we should all be treated the same, whatever we are. The really exciting part was hearing that we had won and then being allowed to phone our parents to tell them.”
Talking about PC Harris’ lesson, Ellie said, “It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor you can come to school and not be worried about being bullied because you are different.”
Mrs Williams said:
“The lesson provided a kick start for discussion around the topic of diversity. It fits in with Personal and Social Education and Key Stage 2 work at the school. The All Wales School Liaison Core Programme benefits the pupils in many ways including the development of life skills which prepares them for the future.”