Droplets Reign for Rosie
- Tuesday, 12 September 2006
GLEN IRIS student Rosie Byth is only 13 and already a published poet. Rosie, in Year 8 at Strathcona in Canterbury, was the runner-up in the Write4Fun national poetry competition, with her poem Diamond Droplets judged among the best of 10,000 entries. Rosie saw her work in print for the first time last week in the 2006 edition of Simply Poetry, compiling all the winning poems.
Strathcona's head of English, Simone Boland, said the school was thrilled with Rosie's success. “External writing competitions are popular and rewarding experiences for students as they improve writing ability and educate them beyond the boundaries of the classroom," Ms Boland Said.
“It also allows Students to experience success through winning prizes and to see their work in a professional publication." The competition was established in 1998 by not-for-profit organisation Write4Fun, which also runs a national short story competition for students.
Source: Progress Leader