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2023 Year 4 Joint Third Prize
Striking a Match 
by Sota, Barin, Yusuf and Sadie

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On 1st July 2023, a new musical composition was premiered at the Great Hall of the Peoples Palace at Queen Mary University in Mile End, to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Matchgirls Strike of 1888. 

The Matchgirls Memorial ran a schools poetry competition to celebrate the event. 

Judges were Tanya Landman, Author, Dr Anna Robinson, Senior Lecturer UEL & Poet, Chris Searle, Retired Teacher, Author and Poet.

Sota, Barin, Yusuf and Sadie from William Patten Primary School won joint Third prize in the Year 4 category with the poem, 'Striking a Match’.

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