Haiku Competition 2017
Posted on 17 October 2017

Hayley Moss, Max Fulham and Charlotte Wye with their awards

The College’s English department recently ran a Haiku poetry competition where students were asked to write poems expressing their thoughts and feelings about studying English. Haikus are a traditional form of Japanese poetry, consisting of three lines; the first and last lines of the haiku have five syllables and the middle line has seven syllables.

There were so many excellent entries making it very difficult to choose a winner. After lots of deliberation, three students were awarded prizes for their interesting and thought-provoking haikus. Well done to second year students Hayley Moss, Max Fulham and first year student Charlotte Wye.

In English we learn

What it means to be human

What more could you want?

(Hayley Moss)


I enjoy English,

I would explain the reason,

But I’d run out of -

(Max Fulham)


To learn our language

Can be oh so important

And fascinating.

(Charlotte Wye)


The poems will all be displayed in the English department during our Open Days for prospective students and their parents and to see.