We arrived in Canterbury early and leaving the car at Penny's flat, walked in to the city centre. We decided to have lunch at a pub before making our way to the park. The lunch was yum and after a bathroom break for nerves, we made our way through the busy high street to the park.
Penny was very nervous about reading her poem out loud and she was the penultimate of nine to read, so she had quite a wait!
She may have been really nervous, but you wouldn't have known as she read beautifully. Now, we may be biased, but we think that she had written the best poem and she definitely got the most applause.
However it wasn't to be - she wasn't one of the three winners. However she was very philosophical about it and said now she will enter it into other competitions. I know that she was disappointed, but am proud at how well she handled that disappointment.
All I can say is look out for more of her work - I am sure she is going to make it big one day!