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Poetry Competition entries sent for judging

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s competition had 113 fabulous entries from local children at Yester Primary and Belhaven Hill School. What creativity we have in our midst! Poems have now been sent off for our judge, Liz Lochhead, to enjoy.

This year, we even had interest from afar…a class at Court Moor School, Fleet, Hampshire sent us a water poem:

What am I?

Drunk by humans
Split by boats
Frozen by weather
Splattered on coats
Priceless to humans
At the bottom of loos
Mixed with teabags
Parted by canoes
Gather on the roadside
Friends with people
Foe to electricity
Sometimes lethal
With the help of evaporation, I fly
What am I?

Splish splash splosh …

Today is National Poetry Day, so time to celebrate all things rapping, rhyming and the written word. If you fancy taking part, and penning your own masterpiece, why not enter into our annual competition? Like NPD, our theme is water so there is plenty of scope for wonderful onomatopoeia – plip plop, pitter patter, gurgle, whoosh …

… for more information, have a look here. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours!

Gallery update

Some new photos have been added to the Garvald Website Gallery, including pictures of some of the 2013 Flower Show exhibits and photographs taken before and after the trees behind the park were felled. When you go to the Gallery page you’ll see thumbnail pictures of each album. Click on an album to see the photos – they will appear lower down on the same page.

Season’s Greetings to You All

Season’s Greetings! The Garvald website is now pretty well established, having been up and running since last February. We hope you have found the website, its news blog and our Email Updates service useful. We’d like to thank you for your support and feedback over the past few months and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From Heidi, Katy and the rest of the Garvald Web Team.

Copyright 2012, Barrie Ash

Poetry Competition Results Announced

The winners have been chosen and now their poems have been published on-line! For more information about the competition, see the Results page. You can read all of the prize-winning entries on the All Winning Entries page. Thank you to everyone who entered and to Ron Butlin for judging. Congratulations to the following winners:

5-8 years:
  • Winner: Angus Bogie
  • Runner-up: Jemma Swan
  • Commended: Daisy Ingram
9-10 years:
  • Winner: Isaac Ingram
  • Runner-up: Victor Strang Steel
  • Commended: Anna Connolly
11-12 years:
  • Winner: Pandora Bannister
  • Runner-up: Ariana Willoughby
  • Commended: Hamish Davidson and Robin Bellamy
13-18 years:
  • Winner: Emily de Gruchy
  • Runner-up: Emily de Gruchy

Poetry Competition

Thanks to those of you who entered our poetry competition. We had 26 entries altogether and these are now winging their way to our judge Ron Butlin. We will be announcing the winners in December. Good luck!