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Times supported poetry contest finalists

PUBLISHED: 14:23 25 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:21 25 August 2010

MORE than 120 budding poets entered our competition for a chance to win £250 for their school.

MORE than 120 budding poets entered our competition for a chance to win £250 for their school.

The Times teamed up with Erith Riverside Shopping Centre for a World Poetry Day competition that saw children all over Kent get creative for their chance to win money for their school and £50 for themselves.

The competition was split into two categories - one for ages five to eight and another for nine to 12.

After much deliberation, the judges have managed to make a shortlist of the finalists and the ultimate winner for each category will be announced tomorrow.

In the younger category the finalists are: Sophie Jane Roads from Holy Trinity Lamorbey School, Molly Holden and Isabelle Menzies from Danson Primary, Ellie Tunstead from St Fidelis School, Louis Fox from Burstead Wood Primary School and Lauren Walsh with Sebastia Gutridge plus Freddie Spearing with Tahlia Green who entered joint poems from Birkbeck Primary School. The finalists from the older children's category includes Caitlyn Le Roux from Old Bexley School, Bethany Roads from Holy Trinity Lamorbey, Dawid Betteride, Synduja Jayatharan and Alex Bain from Danson Primary, Chloe Abbot from Dartford Grammar, Michalea Jade Le Roux from Townley Grammar, Ellis Skey from Belvedere Junior and finally Niaga Mary Kibunka from St Fidelis School.

Winners will be announced tomorrow at a special presentation at Erith Riverside Shopping Centre by Centre Manager Barry Owen and Kate Mead from the Kentish Times Newspaper series.

Read next week's paper to find out the winners.

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