Teen poet and University College School student Sam Kaplin wins prestigious national poetry competition


Fifteen-year-old Sam Kaplin, a Year 10 student at University College School, has won first place in a national poetry competition, run by education charity, Never Such Innocence.

Never Such Innocence is dedicated to encouraging young people to remember and celebrate the centenary of the Great War and to take part in related educational activities.

The charity was co-founded by Lady Lucy French, the great-granddaughter of Field Marshal Sir John French, who commanded the British Expeditionary Forces in 1914.

The pilot competition, which launched in September last year, proved so successful the military charity will be having an annual competition in commemoration of the centenary… view