Moira pupil Abbie Mussen has been praised for her poetic efforts by winning the Christmas poetry competition in the town.
As part of the Moira Christmas lights switch on, pupils at four local schools, Moira Primary, Rowandale Primary, Meadow Bridge Primary and Maralin Primary, were invited to enter a poetry competition.
The pupils all wrote poems entitled ‘What Christmas Means To Me’.
The overall winner of the competition was Abbie Mussen, who is in P6 at Moira Primary.
As the winner she read out her poem at the Moira lights switch on last Wednesday and received a Christmas hamper from Santa.
‘What Christmas Means to Me’
Friends and family, joy and cheer
Christmas is that time of year
When people stop and think of others
Mums and Dads and sisters and brothers
Love and laughter, Santa is near
Christmas time is finally here!
Snow and fun, Christmas trees up high
Chocolates, pudding, a turkey, oh my!!
Building snowmen, so much fun
Christmas time is number one
Share a smile with a friendly stranger
Don’t forget Jesus lay in a manger
Mary had her baby in a stable
It even tells us in the Bible
For Christmas is the birthday of God’s only Son
So Christmas is my favourite number one.