COBIS Poetry Competition 2015

"The Funny Side of Life"

COBIS students from around the globe picked up their pens and took on the challenge of writing, in 40 lines or less, a poem on "The Funny Side of Life."

Well done to the 171 students, from 43 schools, who took part. The winners are listed below.

Category A: 10 years and under

Winner: Erin Dutton - The British School in The Netherlands

Runner Up: Nina Stone - Geneva English School

Category B: 11 - 14 years

Winner: Ellie Yeoman - Doha College

Runner Up: Zaina Shouman - Sherborne Qatar

Category C: 15 - 19 years

Joint Winners: Ría Priyani Manghani - British School of Gran Canaria and Fernanda Olivares Muñoz - The Edron Academy

Runner Up: Ben Haertel - Riverside School Prague


The winning entries will be published in the next edition of World Student magazine. World Student is a new print and digital magazine aimed at students in international schools around the world – and predominantly those studying in COBIS and other British international schools. Published by John Catt Educational, with the support of COBIS, the magazine features a mixture of news and information from COBIS; articles written by students themselves; international school graduates and alumni; teachers and educators; and articles contributed by other organisations that serve the sector.

Ian Bland of Poetry for Primary School Children has also provided signed books for the Key Stage 2 winner.


Thank you to the team at John Catt Educational, Ian Bland and the teachers at Dubai College, British Embassy School Ankara and Prague British School who judged the entries.