Top Prize Dick Whittington Pantomime Tickets
The winner of our dazzling Christmas Competition for North East Schools has been announced.
Congratulations to Clover Hill Community Primary School in Whickham who have taken the top prize! Twenty nine lucky pupils in the Year 2 class will go to see the marvellous Dick Whittington Pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle on Friday 4th December.
Children were asked to send EYPS Teaching Supply creative poems about Dick Whittington and his cat for a chance to win pantomime tickets for the whole class.
All of the entries we received were imaginative and inspirational but there was one entry which stood out from the others. It was the poem submitted by Clover Hill which was bundled up creatively in a knapsack on a stick, the type Dick Whittington took on his travels!
Louise Easton, Headteacher at the school was delighted to hear about the win. She said “WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL NEWS! What can I say! We are all so thrilled at Clover Hill – you just wouldn’t believe it! Such a significant prize- I can’t thank you all enough.”
The youngsters in Year 2 had been learning about the real Dick Whittington as part of their History topic. Their winning poem was about actual events they had researched. Here it is:
The year was 1369
Not far from London town
An orphan boy, Dick Whittington was feeling a little down
He set off with his knapsack
He met a cat on the way
He hoped the streets were packed with gold
That’s what people say
He met a man in a fabric shop
Mr Fitzwarrent was his name
He loved his daughter Alice
But did she feel the same?
King Rat was fierce
He hated Dick
He blamed him for stealing money
A terrible trick
He waked away from London
The bells began to ring
Turn again Whittington
They said with a ding dong ding!
He went to magical Morocco
But King Rat sank the ship
He swam to the distant shore
What a horrible trip
He helped the King
He got rewards
Back to London he came
He married Alice he became Mayor
Dick Whittington was his name!
There were also four runner up schools; Redesdale Primary School, Thomas Bewick School, Hexham East First School and Lord Blyton Primary School. They will each receive a copy of the newly released Dick Whittington pantomime DVD starring Britain’s Got Talent winner, Ashleigh & Pudsey, to watch in school as a Christmas treat.
If you would like further information about EYPS Teaching Supply and our competitions for schools please get in touch.