Year 5 First Prize
The Boss’s Story by Ayyub
Nobody has come. We have to give them a big fine!
The matches aren’t gonna make themselves. Yes, they better come!
Mmmmm, what’s this? They’re on strike?
They want better conditions and a raise?
They’re lucky they’re not fired!
I’ll test the conditions. See what the fuss is about.
It’s impossible to work here!
They’re getting a big raise and better conditions.
Right this instant!
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 unveiling.
Ayyub from Blue Gate Fields Primary School won First prize in the Year 5 category with the poem, 'The Boss’s Story'.