Pupils win prizes for poetry

Market Rasen Station Adoption Group poetry winners
Market Rasen Station Adoption Group poetry winners
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CHILDREN at Market Rasen Primary School have been waxing lyrical about the county they live in to pick up prizes.

In a competition organised by Market Rasen Station Adoption Group to get more members of the community involved in the work they do, more than 60 pupils put pen to paper to write a poem about Lincolnshire or transport.

And it was the rhyming couplets of Alison Ramsey and Joshua Parkinson which caught the eye of poetry judge Mike Robinson to claim first prize.

Alison and Joshua’s poems mentioned many things the county is well-known for, including the Cathedral and beautiful countryside; even Piper’s Crisps got a mention.

They each received a certificate, book of poetry and entitlement to free family rail travel for one day on the East Midlands Trains network.

Receiving highly commended certificates and a book were Lloyd Buck and Katie Young, with Molly Matthews commended.

All the children who entered the competition were presented with sweets by Jenny Stimson, community champion for Tesco, Market Rasen.

All the poems are now on display at the station.

Station Manager, Lincolnshire, Michelle Portas said: “I think it is fantastic the Station Adoption Group has engaged with the community in this way.

“They do a great job and we really value their input and commitment.

“There is now such a welcoming feel to the station, which I have submitted for this year’s Community Rail Award.”

The group will also continue to work with the children from the school.

A raised flower bed is to be installed on the station approach road, which will be created and maintained by the school gardening club.