The Grammar School 10th Poetry and Short Story Competition
Two of our students, Valerios Athinodorou 4Y and Chara Rossou 6Y took part in the Grammar School 10th Poetry and Short Story Competition. They both made us very proud!
Valerios won the first prize in the Upper School Short Story Competion and Chara won a commendation in the Upper School Poetry Competiton.
Well done to both our students!
Abstract from Valerios short story:
'I enter the train station. Once inside this labyrinth of trains and confused travellers I find myself at a halt. A strange feeling rushes through my body. My journey begins now, I think to myself, am I ready? I finally walk towards my platform and sit nervously on a bench. A purple shine catches my glare. Out of the corner of my eye I can see an amethyst embroidered butterfly pin attached on a woman’s coat. She is an elderly woman with white hair and dazzling blue eyes. The map of wrinkles on her face tell of the most incredible journey. Her eye lines tell of laughter, of warm smiles and affection. Her forehead tells of worries past and worries present. But mostly they are so deeply ingrained they tell of a wanderer who has voyaged through eight decades to that moment; to stand here as an old woman, beaten and forlorn. She is a magnificent specimen all well decorated with a long light purple coat and a crème hat. But the pin is the eye-catcher. Even without sunshine it manages to radiate a strong mauve glow. I stare at it mesmerized.’
Full story can be found by clicking here
Read Chara's poem: The Education System.