Felpham students see their poetry published

From left: Amber Hayward, Megan Tanswell, Caralina Ross, Wai Ting Yan
From left: Amber Hayward, Megan Tanswell, Caralina Ross, Wai Ting Yan

FIVE creative students from Felpham Community College have seen their poetry published.

The pupils’ work was selected for the regional edition of a book which saw thousands of entries submitted for its publications around the country.

The way with words of Megan Tanswell, Wai Tin Yang, Amber Hayward, Jasmine Coppick and Caralina Ross has been recognised by the publisher of The Poetry Trails - Hampshire and Sussex anthology.

Stephen Castle, an English teacher at the college, said: “I lead the college’s creative writing club which runs during lunchtimes and is open to all students.

“From this group, the girls decided to enter the national competition and were thrilled to be successful in having their work published.

“The theme was to encourage the reader to feel emotions and to understand the author’s point of view. The girls wrote with passion and to see their work in print is a fantastic success.”

Work for publication was selected based on perception, imagination, expression, creativity and the use of language.

The anthology will be given to the British Library and other libraries.