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2022 SCHOOLS POETRY COMPETITION

On 5th July 2022, a new English Heritage Blue Plaque was unveiled at Bow Quarter (the old Bryant and May Factory) to commemorate the Matchgirls Strike of 1888. The Matchgirls Memorial ran a schools poetry competition to celebrate the event. Blue Gate Fields Primary and St Agnes Catholic Primary School took part. Judges were Alice Trickey-Roberts, English Heritage Education Visits Officer, Tanya Landman, Author, Emma Purshouse, Writer and Poet. 

Winning entries can be found here:

FIRST PRIZE WINNING ENTRIES

Year 4: Matchgirls by Asiya

Year 5: The Boss’s Story by Ayyub

Year 6: The Story of the Match Girls by Isabelle Hill

SECOND PRIZE WINNING ENTRIES

Year 4: Matchgirls by Lanika

Year 5: Matchgirls by Aliyah

Year 6: Strike by Isabelle Caluya

THIRD PRIZE WINNING ENTRIES

Year 4: Matchgirls by Sajida

Year 4: Matchgirls by Sabiha

Year 5: The Fearful Matchgirls by Shahzor

Year 6: What if it was me? by Sofia Lomax-Barranco

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