Winning Poems
 

 

 Callum Smith
Exton and Greetham

 Rutland is a great place for fishermen to fish and ospreys to snatch fish.

 Rutland is a land for flowers to grow and for birds to fly. In Rutland's beautiful breeze!
 
Rutland is a place for sailing boats to stream through the windy waters!
 
Rutland is a place for the birds to sing and fly into the lovely breeze!
 
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Joseph Jones
Brooke Hill

 
Ten tiny ducks trying to toddle to the tremendous dam

Nine naughty newts nibbling
 
Eight aching feet at the end of a long walk
 
Seven sailors soaring and splashing, catching fish
 
Six silver horseshoes, glistening in the castle
 
Five funny holes in the stocks in our market place
 
Four winds flying at our famous festival
 
Three thoughtful ladies listening to music in the bandstand
 
Two times a week the market comes
 
One osprey over our water
 
Zero% I want to leave here

 

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Lottie Lemon

Brooke Hill

 

The reflections on the water

The sun up in the sky

What a beautiful landscape

See the osprey fly
 
Multum in Parvo, multum in parvo

So little, yet so big

Multum in Parvo, multum in parvo

Rutland where I live
 
The green and pleasant countryside

The gently rolling hills

Cycling along the bumpy tracks

Lots of outdoor thrills
 
Multum in Parvo, multum in parvo

So little, yet so big

Multum in Parvo, multum in parvo

Rutland where I live
 
Canoeing, kayaking, building rafts

A tour on the Rutland Belle

Carpet of bluebells in the wood

So many stories to tell
 
Multum in Parvo, multum in parvo

So little, yet so big

Multum in Parvo, multum in parvo

Rutland where I live

 

Jemima Oakey

Uppingham Community College
 

There is much in a little golden heart,

It has valleys of red clay hills,

The water flows with music and life,

Delighting in the children's songs.

 

The Great Water shines in the golden light,

With it's sister the Welland dancing,

So the red kite dives,

While the osprey flies,

To the banging drums overseas.
 

But our osprey daughters come back again,

To the wonderful smell of spring,

With the lambs in the fields,

And hedge as their shield,

The flowers sway in the breeze.

There is much in a little golden heart,

The fields are now in full bloom,

We will always be here,

With our Greenland so near,

And our hearts in the beauty of Rutland.

 

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Rosie Fox

Casterton Business and Enterprise College

 

There was once a village that now is gone,

go and explore you're not the only one,

underwater that's where it went.

"Redlands" water.

 

Red soils gleaming like copper in the afternoon sun,

red kites & ospreys guarding the skies,

fishing in April.

 

Nesting in the trees and resting on the rocks,

the water we drink comes from this place,

every drop of the water we have,

the reservoir.

 

But the place this is not ordinary,

It's normally different with what we have,

what Rutland is special, in the middle between,

Oakham, Stamford

 

It's the main attraction, with all the bike hires,

sailing, and nature reserves. Cafés and bars,

Rutland Water is the main attraction for barbeques, games, fun days out, but only if it's sunny, mainly.

 

We better count ourselves lucky that we have Rutland Water.

The activities that take place there,

everyone is welcome.

The water sports you can do here are one of a kind,

or what seems like it

 

As I said at the beginning the village is special,

that's one of a kind,

only the top of the tower shows, the church

there isn't another place like Rutland Water.

 

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Megan Thompson-O'Connor and Ryan Funnell Uppingham Community College

 

Green is the ground, Gold is the sky,

That lights up bright when the birds fly by.

The flowers that dance in the breeze of the wind,

The colour and beauty held within

 

Climbing walls, sailing down,

Paths of water, thinking how

Villagers once lived on the bay

Where all the water now lays.

 

Green is the ground, Gold is the sky,

That lights up bright when the birds fly by.

But what I haven't told you yet,

Is the greatest thing that you'll get.

 

The greatest thing about this town,

Is no-one ever brings you down.

Listen carefully to me,

Rutland is the place to be.

 

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Adam Turner

Casterton Business and Enterprise College

 

The church is a drowning man,

Half sunken but not completely submerged.

The houses lay beside him,

Weeds swaying with the water,

Resting in peace while the fish dart between the golden brickwork

So many colours, like a rainbow,

The red soil set beside,

Trees grow in it

Stretching towards the light,

An osprey rests in the cover of the branches

Still as a statue, guarding it's fledglings,

Rain falls silently with the sun gleaming through the drops

The mist is a man,

Lying on a bed of soil

A rainbow thereafter,

The sun sets, a pink trail of feathery clouds float away

The stars gleam in the moonlight