Black History Month Poetry Competition 2015

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Congratulations to Chanel O. from St Chad's Catholic School for her winning poem 'From the Point of View of Jesse's Shoes'

Over 200 children from local primary schools took part in the Croydon SSP Black History Month competition to write a poem celebrating sports competitors of African descent who had an impact on our life.


Chanel O. 

 "From the Point of View of Jesse's Shoe"  

Runner Up:

Gabriella B.A.

  "Gabby Douglas Poem"

Joint Third:

Rashana S.

 "Muhammad Ali"


Billy H.

 "I Have Done Something Different For This Fight..."

Highly Commended:

Tehya B.

 "Daley Thompson"


Jesaiah R.

 "Man of Power"


The Winning Entry: From the Point of View of Jesse's Shoes


As a running shoe,

I’d like to say,

Being Jesse Owen’s shoes,

Is exciting,

In many different ways.

At the Berlin Games,

People just stared,

Because Jesse was a different colour!

At the Berlin Games,

They fired the gun,

I clung on tight as he started to run,

As tight as I could until we had won!

This is the life I live,

This is what I do,

This is the life of,

Jesse Owen’s running shoes.


Chanel O.

St Chad,s Catholic School


Chanel's winning poem will be on display at South Norwood library as part of their BHM celebrations.