TEN budding poets were given an award for their entries to a local competition to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen's death.

As part of the Wilfred Owen Commemoration, marking the centenary of the war poet's death, local author Charlie Lea ran poetry workshops at ten local schools - Hillside Primary; St John’s Catholic Junior School; Well Lane Primary; Christchurch Primary; Town Lane Infants; BHSA; Prenton High School for Girls; Ridgeway High School; St John Plessington Catholic College and St Mary’s Catholic College - in November 2018.

Each school had an anthology of these poems published and every young poet received a copy.

Students were tasked to write their very own poem about life during World War One, especially in the trenches.

Charlie then had the difficult task of choosing the best poem from each school and awarded each winner with a certificate and set of Wilfred Owen stamps at the Williamson Art Gallery on Saturday, May 11.

Each winner then read out their poem to much applause.

The winners were; Jade Walsh; Sophia Beer; Ellie-Mae Torrington; Sienna Grace; Grace Saunders; Lauren Dodd; Molly Taylor; Jacob Shakeshaft; Rebecca Kennedy and Jordan Spotswood.

Charlie told the Globe: “What a wonderful end to the Wilfred Owen Commemoration with young poets reading our their own award winning poems to an audience.

"There is a great wealth of creative talent within Wirral and one of the legacies of the commemoration was to inspire a new wave of poets.”