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Black History Month Poetry Competition

Black History Month Poetry Competition


To mark National Poetry Day as well as Black History Month the English Department launched a poetry competition open to all pupils to compose a poem in celebration of an event or a person of significance in Black history.

It was truly difficult to choose a winner from the entries submitted, and Mrs Asplin and Dr Kossuth agonized over the decision. Ultimately, first prize went to Amelia Orr (year 9), who wrote an excellent poem about the insidious role something as simple as a pencil could play in racial discrimination, and runner-up was George Haffenden-Boyce (year 7), who turned the Rosa Parks story into a hauntingly repetitive poem.

Thank you to all pupils who took part and we look forward to even more entries for our 100-word gothic story competition.

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Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


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St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.