Sarah Brennan, Hong Kong based Australian author of the best-selling Chinese Calendar Tales and Dirty Stories series for kids, runs a Primary poetry competition each year as part of her passion about children’s literacy. This year’s competition saw 79 entries from around the globe submitted, with students from both Lakeside and TK competing. Given the number of talented poets, as well as the quality of the submissions, CIS students were up against some stiff competition this year!

Congratulations to our talented Grade 6 students from Lakeside on their terrific efforts. View the list of participants here.

Special congratulations go to Lakeside students Isha Jain, Equal Second Place; Filip Janousek, Third Place, and Uma Kewlani, Honourable Mention, in the Years 4 to 6 Category. Their poems were outstanding! All the winning poems, can be seen on Sarah Brennan’s blog on the Clever Competitions page.  Good job Emily Cameron, Mia Santangelo and Neil Vijayan, from Lakeside campus, who all made the shortlist of 20!

Congratulations also to our younger TK poets, Shreva Gudi (Grade 3) and Adya Agarwal Gupta (Grade 4), who were runners up in the years 1 to 3 and years 4 to 6 categories, respectively. Sarah Brennan emphasised that it was clear that they had put a lot of thought into their writing and encouraged them to continue writing. Most of the participants were risk takers as they didn’t hesitate to write in a new genre, unique style and used great vocabulary. Plus, by spending their summer days focusing on their poems, they proved to be truly hard working. Excellent job! 

Well done to all of our young CIS poets! We encourage you to keep up with the great literary work!