Pupils at Northampton’s The Arbours Primary Academy recognised for writing excellence

Friday, January 12, 2018

Eleven pupils from Northampton’s The Arbours Primary Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have had their work published in a poetry book after entering a national competition.

Based on the topic of dreams and inspirations, pupils in Year 5 submitted their own poems into the Once Upon a Dream competition, run by Young Writers.

Young Writers works with schools, parents and pupils to promote poetry and creative writing by hosting annual competitions, focusing on poetry and creative collections and providing resources for teachers and young writers.

A Year 5 pupil said: “I can’t believe that my poem has appeared in a book! I have really enjoyed taking part in the competition and writing about my dreams.”

Trudy Cotchin, Headteacher at The Arbours Primary Academy, commented: “This has been a great opportunity for our pupils to showcase and further develop their poetry skills.

“The pupils have worked incredibly hard whilst creating their poems and I am very proud to see so many children from The Arbours having their work published.”


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, The Arbours Primary Academy aims to provide every student with a world-class education by focusing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals.

Sharing ideas and a love of learning is an important part of a child’s education. Offering a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best is vital to this.

The Arbours Primary Academy currently has primary school places available for September 2018. If you would like to find out more about life at The Arbours, please contact 01604 410 242 or email office@arboursacademy.co.uk.