Pen a poem for your chance to win a fantastic prize this Armed Forces Day

Council News
14:05, Thursday, 6th May 2021

Young people in North Lincolnshire are being invited to show their support for the Armed Forces community by writing a themed acrostic poem.

Pupils have the chance to win fabulous prizes by entering the competition, which has been organised as part of the council’s commitment to Armed Forces Day, taking place this year on 26 June 2021.

For the competition, children are tasked with writing an acrostic poem which relates to Armed Forces Day. In an acrostic, the first letter of each line spells a word. The word is the subject of the poem – this could be ‘soldier’, ‘marine’, ‘salute’ or any relevant word of the young person’s choice.

For more information and to access top tips on writing your acrostic poems, visit the BBC Bitesize website.

The competition is open to entrants from North Lincolnshire schools in Key Stages 1-4 (Year 1 to Year 11), with a first, second and third prize selected from each key stage.

There are fantastic prizes to be won. The lucky first placed winner will receive a £50 High Street voucher, as well as a £50 book voucher for their school. Second prize will be awarded a £30 High Street voucher, while third placed will receive a voucher worth £20. Send your entries by email to: armed.forces@northlincs.gov.uk. Please be sure to include your name, school and key stage.

The closing date for submissions is 7 June 2021, with winners announced on North Lincolnshire Council’s Facebook page on Armed Forces Day, 26 June 2021. Please indicate if you would prefer your entry not to be shared publicly.

Having signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, North Lincolnshire Council is a proud supporter of service personnel and was awarded a Gold standard from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in 2020.

Under the covenant, the council works together with local charities and public sector organisation to ensure that any resident who has served in HM Armed Forces is not disadvantaged for having done so.

To find out more about the comprehensive ‘Forces Friendly’ support available to The Armed Forces community in North Lincolnshire, please visit our website.