Science Festival writing competition: the winners in full

In which Pooh learns to Think the Unthinkable

Climate Change Rap

The sea is full of plastic

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Last month, the Herald published the results of the Science Festival’s ‘Clean Growth’ writing competition:

Science Festival writing competition: the winners

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This week it publishes the stories in full.

Click on the links below to get the full pieces:

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Sidmouth Clean Growth writing competition: winning entry by Nicki Parkin

In February a writing competition on the theme Clean Growth was held as an offshoot of the Sidmouth Science Festival. Here is one of the two winning entries by members of the public: Nicki Parkin’s short story, in which Winnie the Pooh takes a walk on Salcombe Hill…

In which Pooh learns to Think the Unthinkable

Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet were enjoying a stroll on Salcombe Hill, where they’d lived since the Hundred Acre Wood was sold to a housing developer. Pooh was wondering when they would hear from Christopher Robin, who was working for a conservation charity in a Distant Land.

Near the edge of the cliff they spotted Eeyore, gazing over a fence.

‘Good morning, Eeyore,’ said Pooh.

‘Might be for some, I suppose,’ said Eeyore. ‘There used to be the most delicious thistles in the corner of that field, but it’s gone.’

‘Your thistles have gone?’ squeaked Piglet.

‘It’s worse than that,’ said Eeyore. ‘The field has gone. It fell into the sea.’

There was a flap of wings, and Owl landed on a fence post nearby.

Sidmouth Clean Growth writing competition: winning entry by Nicki Parkin

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Sidmouth Clean Growth writing competition: two more winning entries

In February a local writing competition was held, with the theme of Clean Growth, as an offshoot of the Sidmouth Science Festival. Here are two of the winning entries. Eight-year-old Oliver Stevens is runner-up in the primary school category with his Climate Change Rap, and Elisabeth Robertson is joint winner in the public category with The Sea is Full of Plastic.

What I would do to help stop the effects of climate change on Sidmouth…

Climate Change Rap

I would ban all plastic from our school

Single use plastic is not cool!

Now listen here to this, cool dude,

Don’t wrap plastic around your food!

The sea is full of plastic

The sea is full of plastic, there’s litter on the beach

There’s hordes and hordes of parking cars, choking up the streets

We’re squandering resources, without a thought or care

And adding to the burden of the carbon in the air

Sidmouth Clean Growth writing competition: two more winning entries

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