We are pleased to announce the award winners of the 2nd Cambridge English Limerick Competition.
This year, the competition marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare, so teachers and students could celebrate one of the world’s greatest writers by taking inspiration from his characters, his stories or his life, and writing a short poem in English in the form of the famous five-line limerick.
The teachers participating in the competition included this activity in the classroom to help their students to improve their writing through poetry, stimulating their creativity and supporting their language acquisition and accuracy. We received more than 800 limericks from schools all over the country,
The judging panel, composed by representatives from Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge University Press, the British Council and the British Embassy, had to make a very difficult decision, because the poems submitted by students were of very high quality, imaginative and witty. The panel took into account the correct use of the English language, the precision of the rhyming and the creativity involved.
The Winner is: Marita González from 2º ciclo de ESO at Colegio Las Tablas- Valverde in Madrid:
Teacher: María Vivancos
The Runner-up is: Malena González Robles from 1º de Bachillerato at Colegio Montealto in Madrid:
“There was a pretty girl on a tower
Who looked at the clear sky every hour
The moon looked like a boat
Which the stars kept afloat,
Juliet! He called her with brave power.”
Malena González Robles
Teacher: Maike González Losada
And a Special Mention for Artistic Creativity goes to Irene Chillón Sorrentini from 4º de ESO at Colegio Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo in Madrid:
Irene Chillón Sorrentini
Teacher: Zuzanna Swistunowicz
We would like to thank all the students that took part in this initiative for their hard work and commitment. We really believe that the teachers involved have good reasons to feel proud of their students, as we do, and that a good and clever use of English was put into practice.