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Kentchurch Estate, Herefordshire

25th-28th July, 2024


Out In Nature Poetry Competition: our winners

As ever, when we challenge you to get creative, we have been blown away! Over the last year we know we have not been alone in finding solace and fresh appreciation for the pockets of nature around us. It was so lush seeing campers-old and campers-soon-to-be share what it means to them to play out in nature.

Choosing a winner has been nigh on impossible, but after much deliberation, we’d like to say a HUGE congratulations to the Sibley Sisters who have won a family ticket to the next Starry Skies. Luella’s poem was beautifully read and perfectly captured the free-roaming spirit of Starry Skies. Her little sister Estella’s poem about camping really made us smile too.

We have been SO impressed by all the entries. We were dazzled by everyone’s beautiful (and playful!) use of language and all of the that heart went into them. We hope it’s inspired you all to pick up your pens and put on your poetry hat more often. A huge big thank you to all who entered, and for brightening our days with your smarts. Keep an eye out on our social media pages as we share all the fantastic entries.

Big hugs,

Starry Skies team x

Collecting twigs to build my dens

My hair flying free

The dirt falling through my fingers

And playing on logs near trees

The bugs and beetles in bug hotels

Birds flying high

All around me the nature is mine!

Playing here feels free

The space all for me

Sharing the woods with nature

This is where I want to be!

Here you can act like animals

Build your dens on ground

Climb the trees and feel you’re free!

Kentchurch Estate, Herefordshire

25th-28th July, 2024