Abbie wins Lidl poetry competition

Overall winner of the Lidl Ballyclare Mother's Day Poetry Competition, Abbie Davies from Doagh Primary School, pictured with her classmates and the Store Manager of Lidl Ballyclare, Darren Cooper. INNT 14-216-CON
Overall winner of the Lidl Ballyclare Mother's Day Poetry Competition, Abbie Davies from Doagh Primary School, pictured with her classmates and the Store Manager of Lidl Ballyclare, Darren Cooper. INNT 14-216-CON
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Abbie Davies from Doagh Primary School was the lucky winner of the recent Lidl Ballyclare Mother’s Day Poetry Competition.

The poetry competition was open to all primary schools in the town with a host of attractive prizes including Lidl Northern Ireland shopping vouchers and a class trip on offer to participating pupils.

Pupils could enter the competition by writing a poem for their Mummy beginning with the line “I love my Mummy because...”. All 10 primary schools in the area were invited to enter the competition with around 350 poems across three categories - P2/3, P4/5 and P6/7 - received by the store.

Abbie’s outstanding poem clearly stood out amongst the entries and she won a fantastic fun day out for her entire class including a guided tour of the Lidl Northern Ireland Warehouse at Nutts Corner.

Abbie was not the only pupil to win prizes in the Lidl Ballyclare Mother’s Day Poetry competition.

Kyle Hagan of Kilbride Central Primary School won the P2/3 category with Leon McMahon, of Tir-na-Nog Primary School, winning the runner-up prize. Ben Doyle, Fairview Primary School won the P4/5 category with Alex Grieg, Ballynure Primary School winning the runner-up prize and Oran Coey of Straid Primary School won the P6/7 category with Jordan Drummond, Ballyclare Primary School as the runner-up.

Winners in each category won £50 Lidl shopping vouchers and runners-up scooped £20 Lidl shopping vouchers. All poems entered were proudly displayed in Lidl Ballyclare for members of the community to see.

Caitriona Maguire, spokesperson for Lidl Northern Ireland, said: “The aim of the Lidl Ballyclare Mother’s Day Poetry Competition was to capture the imagination of pupils and encourage them to create a loving and personal sentiment for their Mummy. We were absolutely thrilled with the amount of responses from pupils of all ages and hope that they all enjoy their well deserved prizes.”