Mayor declares winners for Platinum Jubilee poetry competition

Three winners have been declared from Broxbourne Borough Council’s Jubilee poetry competition.

The event was part of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Primary school pupils from across the Borough were invited to submit poems on the theme of the Queen, the Jubilee or the monarchy. Submissions were reviewed by the Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Paul Seeby.

The winning entries are:

  • Infant – Joseph Saw, Year 2, Broxbourne CofE Primary School
  • Junior – Grace Kipkebut, Year 6, Churchfield CofE Academy
  • Junior – Anna Trippier, Year 6, St Cross Catholic Primary School

Winning poets were awarded prizes of book tokens, received a certificate and have had their poems sent to the Queen.

Councillor Paul Seeby, the Mayor of Broxbourne, said:

“It is wonderful to see our school children getting involved in the Borough’s Jubilee celebrations. I had a lot of fun reading all the entries, and now look forward to the Mayoral debate later in the year.”

Older pupils will celebrate the Jubilee with the return of the annual Mayoral Debate for Secondary Schools, which will take place on Wednesday 23 November in the Council Chamber. The debate will also be themed around the role of the monarchy and the contribution of the Queen.

Other events to celebrate the Jubilee have included the lighting of beacons in Hoddesdon, Wormley and Waltham Cross on 2 June. This was followed by a street party in Hoddesdon for more than 8,000 people on the Jubilee weekend, the Celebrating Our Community festival on 11 June, and the Jubilations and Coronations exhibition at Lowewood Museum which was extended to 2 July due to its popularity.

Published: 13th July 2022