Edmund Rice England - Presence . Compassion . Liberation

New Poetry Competition open to all UK schools.

UK schools are invited to send poems, of any style and length to the office as entries to our new competition. the theme is ‘Human Rights’.

Please ensure all poems are accompanied by name, age, school of pupil.

Please include the statement : ‘I (teacher) give permission for the Edmund Rice Office to use the poem and identity of the pupil in office publications and on social media’.

Competition is open from this summer term and will close at Easter next year to give teachers time to build this in to their curriculum and lesson planning.

We plan to enter all winning poems into a UK ER schools anthology which we will share with the UN via Edmund Rice International and with the global Edmund Rice Network.

Contact Ann with any queries.


Prayer of Thanks for Blessed Edmund Rice

O God, we thank you for the life of Edmund Rice.
He opened his heart to Christ present in those oppressed by poverty and injustice.
May we follow his example of faith and generosity.
Grant us the courage and compassion of Edmund as we seek to live lives of love and service.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.