Kids poems will feature on lyrical pathway

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CHILDREN are being encourage to write poems about summer.

Fareham Borough Council is holding a poetry challenge to encourage families to visit the countryside.

They want youngsters under 16 to write poems about summer. They will then be displayed on Warsash Common’s poetry path – a one to two-mile walk featuring the verses from children.

The walk ends with an array of poems hanging from the branches of a prominent oak and provides an additional challenge for the contributing poets to find their poem.

Executive member of leisure and community Councillor Connie Hockley said: ‘The poetry path at Warsash Common is a great way for children to explore their creativity and the countryside.

‘We hope participants, their families and others will be encouraged to visit and marvel at the lyrical talent whilst they walk.’

Poems can be submitted at Countryside Service, Fareham Borough Council, Civic Way, Fareham or by email to