Erin in the final
Newminster Middle School in Morpeth gave pupils the chance to be creative by entering the national Poetry By Heart competition.
And it has now announced that Year 6 student Erin Laurie has been selected as one of the 50 finalists from the thousands of entries.
Youngsters across the country have chosen from a selection of poetry, then learned and deliver it in their own unique way, enjoying the musicality of language and the power of the voice.
The final will be held in London on July 19.
Tina Wilkinson of Newminster’s English department said: “Pupils across school have embraced the opportunity to take ownership of a poem and make it their own.
“We are extremely excited and proud that Erin is a finalist.”