Anja Wins Prestigious International Poetry Award

We are all incredibly proud of Year 9 student Anja Livesey who has been announced as a top 15 Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2021.

Drawing on the feelings and emotions she experienced during the pandemic, Anja’s winning entry was selected from a total of 14408 poems submitted by 6775 young people from 109 countries across the world. When Anja heard the news she said “I was very shocked as I didn’t expect to get so far. This whole experience has been really exhilarating for me, and I feel so proud of myself for what I’ve achieved”.

You can read all about this year’s award and Anja’s amazing achievement here

Anja was also surprised to be asked to appear on BBC Radio Nottingham the day after the awards ceremony. You can catch her interview on BBC Radio Nottingham at , it starts at 2:21:02.

Anja is now looking forward to joining the other top poets and developing her writing skills further at a residential writing course in February 2022, and we cannot wait to receive our copy of the winners’ anthology when it is published next year.