Vlada’s poem, Snowflakes, was chosen from a selection submitted by our Year 7 students in December. She was among only three students in the Year 7 age range in the final.
Vlada was awarded a Highly Commended certificate and the ceremony, held at The Orange Tree Theatre in the presence of the Mayor of Richmond, was attended by students and their parents and teachers from across Richmond. Vlada's parents also watched the ceremony with Suzanne Gunton, our Head of English and Vlada’s English teacher.
Congratulations to Vlada for this fantastic achievement. Read Vlada's poem below.
Photo: Emma Durnford/artsrichmond
Glistening azure sapphires
Through the frosty air.
Covered in white frozen dew,
The elegant ballerinas dance.
Swivelling and spinning,
They carefully make their way down
Onto the white blanketed ground.
Every detail beautiful
Like the entwining lines of a spider web.
Every flake unique
In its own rhythm of life.
The beauty held within
As delicate as a shard of glass.