Voices entries

Primary School Category

To My Sister! by Aminah Art of My Heart by Adam Proud of Being Proud by Chael's I Am Proud Of… by Lewis PROUD by Connor What Makes Me Proud by Liam

Lower Secondary School Category

Who Makes Me Proud by Karis Shout it Loud, it’s Time to Find PROUD by Charlotte Ro to the Rescue by Allasandro Feeling Proud by Tamzin Every Day in Every Way by Teoni

Upper Secondary School Category

Proud by Emma Never Said Enough by Charde This is Me… by Elisha Every Single Day by Ronnie Kindest Boy in the Class by Lyndsey A Letter to Myself by Jade

Care Leaver Category

Pridary by Tychique Sincerely, From an Older You by Louise Let Me Just Check That With Mike by Nathan What Deserves the Picture of my Pride by Asmara Forced to Grow by Abbey Proud by Georgia

This is me…

by Elisha, aged 16

I was the child with the past
The past that trumped them all
I moved houses, got abused
screwed about felt like a fool 

Seven primaries in my life
Yeah I barely learnt a thing
I didn’t even know the time
And adding was the worst 

Then high school came around
Acted like I was so tough
But behind the scenes
I was just a bluff
Foster home to foster home 

Revision down the drain
Exams around the corner
Didn’t even learn a thing 

But an angel came to me
Fixed my focus
Gave me luck
Got me onto the right path 

Then the day had finally come
I made it to the finish line
With college up ahead 

And on the day I stepped inside
Felt like the heavens opened up
Cause life was looking up for me
I’m finally where I want to be
I’m proud of who I’ve become 

This is me