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

Feeling proud

by Tamzin, aged 13

When I am sitting alone in a room, a small room, like my bedroom, it can feel like the walls are closing in on me. I feel stressed. 

When my sister hurts herself, I feel stressed and sad and scared. When I feel like this I listen to music and put my colourful lights on. 

I am proud that I can help myself to feel better.
If I can do something that I think I can’t do, I feel proud.
If I am not as confused as I think I am going to be, I feel proud.
Like when I understand a question in Science. 

If I struggle but keep going, then I feel proud.
Sometimes, if I finish questions before other people,
I can help them and we both feel proud. 

When I feel proud,
my body tingles,
my shoulders feel light,
the pressure drops and, although I am not,
I feel tall and I feel free. 

I am on top of the world and no one can judge me for the person I want to be.
I can have a dream and I can stand out from the crowd. 

I can be proud.