Budding poets hit the high notes...

Ivan McKeon (left) and David Hennerley, Malcolm Brocklehurst from Cleveleys Writers with finalists (from left) Emily Chantler, Abigail Farrington, Kalon Thompson, Millie Midgley, Competition Winner Chloe Sumner with her English teacher Alex Bell-Fairclough, and Ashling Bevan.
Ivan McKeon (left) and David Hennerley, Malcolm Brocklehurst from Cleveleys Writers with finalists (from left) Emily Chantler, Abigail Farrington, Kalon Thompson, Millie Midgley, Competition Winner Chloe Sumner with her English teacher Alex Bell-Fairclough, and Ashling Bevan.
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BUDDING wordsmiths with a song in their heart saw their talents celebrated at a special awards ceremony.

Cleveleys Writers welcomed some of the area’s most promising young poets to Fleetwood High School to announce the winner of this year’s Lyric Competition.

Youngsters were tasked with penning a poem which contained the title of the school and pupils from Northfold Primary, Stannah, Ancholsholme and Shakespeare schools rose to the challenge.

There was also a secondary prize and students from Millfield, Cardinal Allen and Fleetwood High showcased their song writing skills.

Judges faced a tough decision choosing the winners but Stanah pupil Kalon Thompson scooped victory in the primary competition and the secondary award went to Chloe Summer.

Cleveleys Writers president Malcolm Brocklehurst said: “The aim of the lyric competition was to put pride back into the schools and the community.

“The standard was high and proves Cleveleys really does have talent.”

The winners each received a framed CD to commemorate their achievement.

They also received a recorded CD of their song composed by local musicians Ivan McKeon and David Hennerley.

In the primary competition, second place certificates went to Millie Midgley, of Northfold, and Alex Ingle, of Stanah. Third place certificates went to Curtis Barber, of Ancholsholme, and Abigail Farrington, of Shakespeare Primary.

In the secondary contest, the second prize went to Emily Chantler, from Millfield, and joint third prizes went to Josephine Thomeson, of Cardinal Allen, and Aisling Bevan, of Millfield.