News article created on 21 August 2019

World Heritage poetry competition winners announced

We've picked three winners for the children’s poetry competition held to celebrate 10 years since the Llangollen Canal became a World Heritage site.

Children on canal boat World Heritage poetry competition

The ‘Go with the Flow’ poetry competition was open to young writers aged five – 11 with the focus being on poems that have been inspired by visiting the Llangollen Canal. The competition was judged by staff and volunteers from Glandŵr Cymru and Wrexham Council.

The winners from each age category are:

  • Poppy Valentine, age 6, from Cross Lanes, Wrexham
  • Tomos Evans, age 8, from Llangollen
  • Megan Mascarenhas, age 11, from Llangollen

The prize included a special 45-minute VIP horse drawn boat trip from Llangollen Wharf with friends and family along this famous world heritage site.

Lynda Slater, destination supervisor, said: “We had some fantastic entries into our poetry competition and it was a tough job picking just one winner from each of the age categories. The winning poems were excellent and really captured the beauty and fun of the Llangollen Canal."

“We hope these poems will encourage people to come and visit the Llangollen Canal, and with research showing that being by water makes you feel happier and healthier, now is a good time as any to come and explore this world heritage site.”