Competition for Key Stage 2 students in Croydon – Write a poem for Black History Month in October 2015 – Closing date 28 September

Croydon Schools Sports Partnerships have set a challenge for Key Stage 2 children in Croydon schools to use their creative writing skills to write a poem celebrating an athlete of African descent who has made a significant impact in the history of sport.

Ideally the poem should reflect details of their chosen sports person and a memorable event that this athlete was involved in.


Choose one of these athletes of African descent:

  • Arthur Ashe
  • Althea Gibson
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Jesse Owen
  • Carl Lewis
  • Joe Lewis
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Daley Thompson.

There are prizes to be won for the winning entry, which will be published on the website, plus prizes for those winning second and third place. Certificates of commendation for other worthy entries will also be awarded.

The competition closes on 28 September 2015.

For full details, of criteria, format, prizes and where to send your entry please see

Mohammed Ali Flicker Image -

Muhammad Ali
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