Eddy Burchett, of Year 7, and Year 11 boy Pranay Shah (both pictured left, with Rotarian Richard Selby) were among 18 QE students who entered the competition, which was on the topic of the Olympics. The Rotary Club of Golders Green promoted the entries of Eddy, Pranay and of a third QE boy, Rahul Kanwar, of Year 7, to the district heat.
Eddy and Pranay then progressed first to the area final – where they were winners in their categories and age groups – and to the national final.
“They reached the pinnacle of London's entrants, before being pipped at the post at the national final by other worthy entrants,” said Richard Selby of the Golders Green Rotary Club, who added that the small team of readers had very much enjoyed assessing the varied entries from the School.
Pranay’s poem was entitled The Olympian’s Medallion of Spirit while Eddy’s work was called Olympic Dreams.
All the participants (right) were presented with certificates at a special ceremony at the School. Rotarians Richard Selby and David Grannell were accompanied by novelist Liz Goes.