E.ON announces winners of its national ‘Powering Poetry’ primary school competition

By JaneBranscombe


E.ON has
announced the 25 winners of its brand new ‘Powering Poetry’ primary schools
competition to find the nation’s best energy-themed poems. The ‘Powering
Poetry’ contest forms part of E.ON’s broader educational activities, developed
to teach children about where energy comes from and how it is used in our
everyday lives.

The winners
have all seen their work in print as their poems have featured in a professionally
published compilation book. As well as a copy of the book, winning pupils also
received a book token for themselves and a set of energy-related books for
their school.

Alison
Gibson, Senior Community Relations Executive at E.ON, sat on the judging panel.
She said: “Reading all of the entries we received, it was fascinating to see
just what ‘energy’ means to these primary school children. Poems were submitted
on themes ranging from appliances which rely on electricity to run, to pylons,
wind turbines and even to the inventors and scientists who were responsible for
the evolution of the energy industry.

“I hope
the winning pupils’ achievements in the Powering Poetry competition, together
with the bundles of books they’ve won for their schools, might encourage their
fellow pupils to become more inquisitive about where energy comes from and how
they use it. We know that energy can sometimes be a dry topic for young people,
particularly at primary school level, and that’s why we wanted to take a more creative
approach to the topic with this competition.”

Kevan
Naughton, Head Teacher at the Valley Community School in Bolton, where pupil
Umayma Ahmed was a winner, said: “We gather from E.ON the standard of the poems
submitted was very high, and Umayma should feel justifiably proud of her accomplishment.
She worked hard to come up with the rhyming language, and to present the
imagery of what energy means to her, and we’re delighted that her effort has
been recognised.”

As well as
‘Powering Poetry’, E.ON also offers educational activities through its Energy
Experience programme which has been created to help teachers working with young
people aged 5-16 years. Energy Experience includes online and classroom
activities which support the curriculum, and which have been designed to help
pupils understand all stages of energy production, distribution and
consumption. Full details and resources can be found at
eon-uk.com/energyexperience.

The 25 winning pupils are:

·
Lily Ward and Amy Loweth,
Portway Junior School (Derby)

·
Callum David Perratt,
Anoushka Harvey and Alix Martin, Abbey Primary School (Kilwinning)

·
Lauren Moody, Holly Pullen
and Yasir Kindi, Priory School (Slough)

·
Katie McCall, Francesca
Kate Fairlie, Sadie McLaughlin, Alexander Scott and Amiya Patel, the Glasgow
Academy

·
Grace Kenthill, Keira
Knight and Luke McDonald, Southover CE Primary School (Lewes)

·
Aryan Nagpal, Oxley Park
Academy (Milton Keynes)

·
Umayma Ahmed, The Valley
Community School (Bolton)

·
Weronika Wiertel, St
Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School (Coventry)

·
Poppy Smith, Bethany
Bradley-Wyatt, Max Eshelby and Alex Fry, Regis Manor Primary School
(Sittingbourne)

·
Matthew Grier, Stanton Road
Primary School (Wirral)

·
Emily Gardener, Gidea Park
Primary School (Romford)

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For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523,
naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

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