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.