The Gift of Kindness

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In cooperation with Hertfordshire County Council, the multi-agency 'Just Talk' campaign for mental health awareness recruited young poets for an anthology of student poetry, under the title of 'The Gift of Kindness'. They asked schools across the county to each submit just two entries from Key Stage 3 students, and we are delighted to announce that Lacey-Ann (Year 8) was selected from over fifty submissions as a runner up, for her superb poem.

Lacey-Ann was awarded her trophy by her Head of Learning, Mr Cooper, after she recited it herself as part of an online event with the other successful poets. She was also congratulated in person by Headteacher Peter Gillett.

Scroll down to read Lacey-Ann's poem in full.

You can learn more about the Just Talk campaign at

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