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Year 8 Student Wins National Poetry Competition!

Eva won a national radio competition to write a Christmas poem! 


Big congratulations to Eva in Year 8 who has won a Virgin Radio poetry competition!

Eva’s competition entry was a fantastic poem about Christmas titled ‘Forces Family Christmas’. She was announced as the winner live on the radio by Chris Evans on Monday and has shared how she was excited, and a bit scared to talk live on air!

As the winner Eva will now receive a trip to London, spending money, tickets to a West End show and a Sky TV subscription for a year! Eva enjoys English and studying poetry in school and we are extremely proud  that she has continued to explore this outside of the classroom.

Eva read her poem out in front of her year group celebration assembly on Friday and staff and students all joined in to congratulate her on her achievement.

Congratulations from everyone here at Hinckley Academy —We are very proud of you!

Please enjoy reading Eva's winning poem...


Forces Family Christmas

The house is Insta ready

With gifts under the tree

And I suppose if I have been good

Some might be for me!


But there’s something

Something missing

All's not as it seems

Cos Dad is having Christmas

On a nuclear submarine


We may both eat some turkey

Or enjoy a Christmas pud

But I can’t help but wonder

If this year will be a dud?


Mum will give me cuddles

Wipe away my tears

It’s ok my darling

There will always be next year


We will make it special

We’ll laugh and joke and sing

We have to help each other

It’s a long old time till Spring!


We are so very proud of him

And all our boys and girls

They should know we’re thinking of them

Wherever they are in the world