Budding poet wins Ted Hughes Prize

Wellington Preparatory School pupil Elliot Owen has won first prize in the Ted Hughes Young Poets Award

The year two pupil wrote the poem ‘My Animal A-Z’ and submitted it to the competition set up in memory of the late poet laureate. The competition was judged by acclaimed poet Katrina Naomi. Elliot is the first prize winner in the 6-10 age category, and in addition to the prestigious award, has also won a prize of £100.

 There will be a prizewinning event at the Ted Hughes Festival in October in his birthplace, Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire, at which Elliot will be able to read out his winning poem.

“We are so proud of Elliot’s achievement. To win first prize against such a huge number of submissions is a tremendous accolade,” says Adam Gibson, headmaster of Wellington Prep School. “Our year five pupils are currently studying the works of Ted Hughes, so it is especially pertinent for us at present.” 

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