Poet meets competition winners

John Hegley presenting a signed copy of his poetry book to one of the poetry competition winners, Olivia Chaudhari
John Hegley presenting a signed copy of his poetry book to one of the poetry competition winners, Olivia Chaudhari

Poet John Hegley presented signed copies of his poetry book to competition winners at Ashcroft High School on Friday, January 29.

Year 8 pupils Olivia Chaudhari (pictured), Sumayya Hanif and Nadia Hussain won the competition and were given their prizes by the poet comedian who grew up in Luton. The students had written a sonnet, war poem or a narrative poem for the competition.

The students were treated to a performance of one of John’s poems.

Sue Yates, Leanring Resource Centre Manager, said: “John is a true member of the Ashcroft family and it was so good of him to deliver the books in person.”