PUPILS from Bengeworth CE Academy love their poetry, and Blake De Franco from year 4 is no exception.

When Blake heard the children’s poetry website Poetry Zone was running a competition to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Blake penned his poem ‘My Secret” and sent it off.

Consequently, Blake was just one of six children chosen from the thousands who entered the competition, to win a copy of Roger Stevens, Liz Brownlee and Matt Goodfellow’s new poetry book ‘The Same Inside.”

Poetry teacher Debra Bertulis commented: “This achievement is huge. Poetryzone is very popular with our pupils and millions of children around the country, so for ‘My Secret to be chosen from literally thousands is a major achievement indeed. We are all so proud of him.”

Readers can view Blake’s poem at www.poetryzone.co.uk