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Young poets win praise.

BUDDING poets have been honoured for their writing skills in a competition.

The 2010 Killingworth Poetry Slam, sponsored by North Tyneside Education Action Zone, was held at George Stephenson High School.

Organised by North Tyneside Council, the event judged youngsters on creativity, performance skills and audience reaction.

Children from years five and six made up 14 teams representing Bailey Green Primary, Moor Edge Community Primary, Shiremoor Primary and Westmoor Primary.

The overall winners were the Cheeky Chinchillas, a team made up of pupils from Shiremoor Primary School.

Every competitor had previously participated in workshops led by North East poet Jeff Price, who helped the children prepare their poems and performances.

Ian Wilkinson, headteacher at George Stephenson High, who was one of the judges, said: "The children performed brilliantly."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 30, 2010
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