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Dylan shortlisted in poetry competition

August 24th, 2020

A teenager at Monmouth School for Boys has been shortlisted in a national poetry competition.

Inspired by a solar fountain that he set up as a water feature in his garden, 13-year-old Dylan wrote his poem during the lockdown.

Dylan is a finalist in the 2020 Poetry of Science competition of IF Oxford, organised by the Oxfordshire Science Festival.

Dylan, who will be moving into Year 9 next month, is the youngest entrant in the Year 7-11 category.

The IF Oxford festival team coordinates a thought-provoking and interactive science and ideas event and received 600 poems this year.

To vote for Dylan and his Corona Fountain poem in the national competition, please visit

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