Following a poetry competition surrounding themes of memories and loss which we entered as a school, several St. Dominic’s students were successfully chosen to have their work published in an anthology of all winning entries and to meet our local Poet Laureate.

The poetry anthology itself consisted of just a hundred individually selected pieces from a huge response to the competition.

The launch of the ‘One Hundred Memories’ collection took place at Stafford Library just last month and was organised and hosted by Staffordshire Poet Laureate, Mel Woodend. The event was a huge success – with an enormous, supportive crowd and with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Entries from the book were recited by many members of the public and three of our own students also read out their poems or short stories. There were group photographs taken and articles published in ‘The Staffordshire Newsletter’ and ‘The Express and Star’. The event was very touching and emotional but a fantastic way to raise money for this disease.

By Poppy (Year 9)

Images courtesy of Paul Milgate-Scarrott

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