Your article: Young poets compete to win Arts Award

Pictured receiving their winning prize certificates from Coun Martin Ratcliffe are (l-r) Amy Watson, from Woldgate College, Freya Stewart, Hugo Lawless, from Pocklington Prep School, and Mrs Arnott, from Mount Pleasant School, Market Weighton, on behalf of Sophia Logozzi.
Pictured receiving their winning prize certificates from Coun Martin Ratcliffe are (l-r) Amy Watson, from Woldgate College, Freya Stewart, Hugo Lawless, from Pocklington Prep School, and Mrs Arnott, from Mount Pleasant School, Market Weighton, on behalf of Sophia Logozzi.

Budding poets have taken part in a competition run by Pocklington’s Burnby Hall Gardens in a bid to win a Major Stewart Arts Award.

The Awards, named in honour of the Gardens’ benefactor Major Percy Stewart, are presented every two years in respect of artistic achievement, with this year’s theme being poetry, featuring the Gardens as their subject.

Pupils from four local schools entered the competition, which will see the all of the entrants’ work published in a booklet in the autumn.

The overall winner was Freya Stewart, aged 13, of Pocklington School who was presented with the Richard Seaborn Cup by the Mayor of Pocklington, councillor Martin Ratcliffe, for her poem entitled ‘My Own Secret World’, which describes the beauties of Pocklington’s award-winning Gardens.