Years 3-6 winner was Ahmad El Ammar from Peakhurst, who wrote a powerful and well-constructed poem entitled “Sticks and Stones”, about his experience of bullying and the solutions to it.
The winner from years 7-9 was Dominic Moore from Deniliquin, whose poem entitled “Ying and Yang?” was about the racism that is still directed at black people; and the Years10-12 winner was Bilal Wazirzada from Lisarow, with an entry expressing his dream for a bullying-free future entitled “I hope”.
The winners will receive book vouchers for themselves and their schools, to be presented by Attorney General John Hatzistergos and Mr Kerkyasharian at a ceremony at NSW Parliament house at 10AM on Friday May 2. Runners up in each category will also receive certificates.
The presentation will also feature a performance by students from TAP, the Talent Advancement Program of Bankstown City Council and the NSW Department of Education And Training.
Stepan Kerkyasharian 0404 488 474
For photos of the winners and copy of the winning entries please contact Carley Tucker on 9268 5525 or email Carley_Tucker@agd.nsw.gov.au after Friday 2 May.