Royal handwriting awards still reign strong in the region

The East of England Agricultural Society is excited to reveal the winners of the 2019 Queen Mother’s Handwriting Awards.

Organised and managed by the Agricultural Society the handwriting competition invites children of school age living or attending schools within the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Peterborough.

2019 results:
Taking the top spot in Class 1 (Key Stage 1) was Lillie Cesare from Kings Hedges School, Cambridge, 2nd place was another Kings Hedges School pupil Ojasvi Bartakke and 3rd was Thomas Shirley from Bridgewater Primary School, Northampton. Class 1 received 904 entries and their poem was “The Blackbird” by Humbert Wolfe

With over a staggering 2277 entries in class 2 (Key Stage 2) the winners are; 1st Ella King, Whitefriars C of E Primary Academy, Kings Lynn; 2nd Isabelle Brown, Kings Hedges School, Cambridge, joint 3rd place Kayal Kujithan, Glebelands Primary Academy, Chatteris, Cambs and Jewel Christian-Okogwa, Alderman Jacobs School, Whittlesey, Cambs, with the poem “The Lonely Scarecrow” by James Kirkup.

Class 3 (Key Stage 3), winners are; 1st Katie Alice Acred, Prince William School, Oundle, Northants; 2nd Emily Todd, Simon Balle All-Through School, Hertford, 3rd Haleema Qureshi, Madani Girls School, Leicester, 320 entries received with the poem “A Sonnet” by William Shakespeare.

In Class 4 the entries are from pupils with particular disabilities, with the judges taking into consideration of the special needs of the pupil when making their decision. The winners are; 1st Bethany Barrett, Samuel Pepys School, St Neots, Cambs, 2nd Addison Read, Billing Brook School, Northampton and 3rd Freddie Grimes, Samuel Pepys School, St Neots, Cambs. 61 entries were received and the entrants were able to select a poem of their own choice.

“We are so delighted to be able to announce the placings for this year’s competition, the children and schools work so hard and every year the judges have a very difficult job selecting the winners”. said Gemma Killingworth, coordinator of the awards.

“The East of England Agricultural Society is dedicated to education and this prestigious competition to schools in the region is extremely important to us and we hope the schools enjoy taking part too”, continued Gemma.

To view this years winners please click here

For more information about the competition and to download the schedule please visit the website www.eastofengland,org,uk or contact Gemma Killingworth or call 01733 234451.