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ALNS students take part in competition to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele

Students working on poetry project

ALNS students are taking part in a poetry competition to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the most horrific battles during the First World War, in which up to 700,000 died. The competition is being run by Portsmouth Poetry and sponsored by the Big Ideas Community Fund.

During English lessons, students discovered the stories of Portsmouth soldiers who fought in the Battle of Passchendaele, explored the experiences of soldiers through the war poems of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon and are now using their learning from these to craft their own poems for the competition.

Winners and runners up in both the KS3 and KS4 categories will be awarded Waterstones vouchers and will be invited to an exclusive guided tour of The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

To find out more about the Portsmouth Poetry Passchendaele project, visit their website www.portsmouthpoetry.co.uk and Facebook page www.facebook.com/PoetryPortsmouth.

To find out more about the competition visit the competitions page in the English area of the ALNS website. All entries must be submitted to Ms Flack or your English teacher by Monday 27th November.

Check back in December to find out who the winners were and read the winning poems!