Two students from Ryburn Valley High School joined some famous voices in helping to light up Blackpool Illuminations on National Poetry Day.
A poem by Bradley Justice and Thomas Threlfall, year 9 students at Ryburn, was selected from a large number of creative public responses by leading graphic artist Anthony Burrill for Blackpool Illuminations.
Contributions had come from across the country, after a campaign featuring Professor Stephen Hawking, Sean Bean, Samantha Morton, Juliet Stevenson, Neil Nunes and poet Aoife Mannix, and Burrill has chosen three very different interpretations.
Bradley and Thomas co-wrote the poem ‘Firefly’. An extract ‘my bottom is bright because it’s a light’ was used by Burrill to create the unique illumination.
The boys’ class has been writing poetry about light, inspired by the National Poetry Day theme.