Young poet scoops top prize
A KING S School pupil has won first prize in a creative writing competition run by the Holocaust Centre which attracted entries from schools all over England and Wales. Schoolchildren were asked to write a piece of prose or a poem on the theme Dignity of
A KING'S School pupil has won first prize in a creative writing competition run by the Holocaust Centre which attracted entries from schools all over England and Wales.
Schoolchildren were asked to write a piece of prose or a poem on the theme Dignity of Difference, which is the Holocaust Centre's theme for 2007.
Reggie Chamberlain-King chose to write a poem which he entitled The Fate of the Bereft which was judged the outstanding entry.
He has been invited to the Holocaust Memorial Day events at the Holocaust Centre in Nottingham today (Thursday) when he will receive his £200 prize and £1,000 for the school.
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Reggie, who lives in Newmarket, said: "When I entered the competition, I never expected I would win. I enjoyed writing the poem and to have won the competition is really exciting and I am looking forward to visiting the Holocaust Centre."
The prize will be an unexpected birthday present for Reggie, who will be 16 on Wednesday.
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n Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke will give a talk to 13 and 14-year-old King's pupils about her experiences when she visits the school on Thursday, February 22.