Ealing Literary Festival - Poetry Competition

12/07/2009

 

Literacy Comes to Ealing!!

A joint initiative between the Rotary Clubs of Hanwell & Northfields and Chiswick & Brentford saw Rotary get some significant profile in the recent Ealing Literary Festival Poetry Competition.

There were some 115 entries from Primary Schools in Ealing, and these were all 'marked' by famous Children's Author Hyawin Oram who was astounded by the quality of the entries.

The Trustees of Life Education Centres through Alexandra Lloyd Jones (RC Chiswick & Brentford) generously sponsored book tokens for the overall winner, 2nd place and 3rd place and Walker Books through Sue Sands (RC Hanwell & Northfields) provided books for the three winners and 10 runners up.

District Governor Martin was invited to present the prizes and talk to the entrants and their parents / teachers about Rotary.

As Martin said after the event this event ticked the box for both 'Youth' and 'Literacy'!!