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'VISION OF HOPE'
AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS
 
Israeli born Singer Tally Koren championed co-existence in the Middle East at a special interfaith event in the House of Lords. With contributions from key people from education, the art world and faith leaders.
 
The "Vision of Hope" initiative pioneered by singer-songwriter Tally Koren, to inspire young people to become involved in the peace process through poetry, took place at the House of Lords on Monday 20th November 2017. In the historic River Room, Tally's vision for peace and reconciliation came alive as the event and welcomed diversity of its attendees representing different cultures, faiths and backgrounds. With a strong message of hope received from inspiring speeches made by leading spiritual speakers, including the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, Rabbi David Rosen CBE, Imam Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Baroness Blood and Lord Robin Eames OM who hosted the event.  --





 
The climax of the event took place when Koren revealed the winners of the 2017 National Schools Poetry Competition, with the theme of Peace, launched by Koren earlier this year. The poems were judged by the renowned singer-songwriter Katie Melua, Don Black and the Chairman of The Blake Society Tim Heath and Tally Koren.
 
At the prestigious House of Lords building, an official ceremony took place on Monday 20th November 2017 where Tally presented the 1st Prize winners, Maya Walker (Age 7-11) and Jessica Clay (12-15) with an award for their winning poems.
 
Age 7 – 12 Category Winners
In the photo - 1st Place: Maya Walker – Wilshere Dacre Junior School Academy
 

Year 6 entered the Young Writers competition last year and the book which their writing has been published in has just arrived!

 

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