Colyton student’s poetry prize

PUBLISHED: 15:37 14 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:37 14 October 2015

Poetry prize winner Beanie Spaul

Poetry prize winner Beanie Spaul


‘London’s Daughter is a Suffragette,’ wins Beanie, 17, a top award

A Colyton Grammar School student has received a national award for her poetry.

Beanie (Colette) Spaul, 17, was named the winner of the Christina Broom and the Suffragettes Writing Challenge, run by the Young Poets Network in association with the Museum of London.

Christina Broom was the first female press photographer, who captured iconic moments of the early 20th century, especially those involving women. Beanie’s winning poem was called ‘London’s Daughter is a Suffragette,’ and her work has also featured recently as a highly commended entry in the Foyle Young Poet of the Year Competition, one of only 85 from an entry of 7,600.

She said her success was ‘very exciting’ and she was ‘looking forward to entering more competitions’. Her winning poem, can be read in full at

The first verse is: The future is bright and here and bruised purple,

and a clinical green sky darkens overhead,

soon to be pierced by white light. She is there, also.

Her words are so fast and wild when the rest is still, and

sometimes she smiles at the corner of her eyes.

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