Children’s poems turned into a book

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Poems written by Cornish Children to welcome G7 leaders to Cornwall have been turned into a book and will be sent to every school and library in Cornwall. 

Hundreds of submissions were received ahead of the meeting of world leaders, with one design and one poem chosen to be handed to world leaders. 

Cabinet member for Children and Families, Barbara Ellenbroek, said: “The standard of the entries was superb; Cornwall is graced with some brilliantly creative young people.

“This book is now a lasting legacy of their work that other young people and visitors to our libraries will be able to enjoy for years to come.”

Hundreds of entries were received for the competition set up by Cornwall Council and the Cabinet Office. The works of art were shortlisted by a team in Cornwall, before being handed to Number 10 to pick the overall winners.

An inspirational poem by Ben Cross from Richard Lander and a colourful poster by Amelia Stace from St Francis Primary School, were the winners chosen by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to welcome G7 delegates to Cornwall.

Barbara added: “Congratulations to all of those that have been published in this book, it’s a real achievement and one they should be rightly proud of.”

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