We were delighted to hear this week that Banstead Prep alumnus Benjy won the Senior Award in the Surrey Homes and Wealden Times Education magazine Poetry Competition 2019.  Congratulations Benjy!

At the time of entering the competition, Benjy was in Year 5 at Banstead Prep School.  We are very proud of Benjy, who left BPS at the end of Year 5 to take up a prestigious 10+ place at Trinity School having been awarded an Academic Scholarship.  Benjy’s poem is reproduced below.

Benjy (pictured in his Trinity School uniform) told us: “I’d like to thank my English teachers at BPS, Mrs Dziedziela and Dr Nissan for all their encouragement.  I’m really happy with my Academic scholarship and this award has spurred me on to write more poetry at Trinity!”

Read an online copy of the Education Magazine here: Wealden Times Education Summer 2019

See Benjy’s original poem here: The Persistence of the Sea