‘I love you with all my heart, even more than the Queen loves jam tarts’ - primary school pupils pen poems about love

Winners of the love poetry competition at Willow Tree Community Primary School, Harrogate
Winners of the love poetry competition at Willow Tree Community Primary School, Harrogate

Youngsters at Willow Tree Primary School, Harrogate penned their own romantic poems as part of a competition to encourage a love of poetry.

Joanne Bennison, of the school, said: “We had the most amazing week and the children have all been reciting poetry and performing to their fellow classes.”

Here are the winning entries:

“Love”, by Connor-Rhys Herrington

I love you with all my heart.

Even more than the Queen loves jam tarts.

I love you with all my heart

Even faster than a zooming red racing cart.

I love you as far as space,

I think about you even while tying my shoelace.

I love you as far as space,

Because you have a very pretty face.

“Love”, by Sophie Wright

I love trolls.

I love dolls.

I love playing swing.

I love to spring.

“I Love My Mummy”, by Kieran Parcell

I love my mummy

She is the best!

She is better than all the rest.

She gives me kisses every day,

I would be really sad if she went away.

I love my mummy.

“Valentines”, by Molly Richards

The rose petals fell. one by one, to all the people in my life.

All the things I got, homemade, bought, I don’t care, as long as it’s been loved.

Past or future, make it happen, on Valentine’s Day, just tell someone you love them.