A 12-year-old boy has won a poetry competition.

Antonio Mo, who goes to St Martin's in Northwood, wrote 'The Bottle Fish' in response to plastic waste in the sea.

The competition raises money for Barnardo's, a children's charity.

Antonio came first place out of 2,300 entries from people everywhere from Edinburgh to Cornwall.

Antonio said: “I was delighted when I found out that I had won.

“The BBC Deep Blue II inspired me to write my poem about plastic pollution, a world-wide problem.

“The presentation of a canvas copy of my poem at St. Martin’s School was an amazing experience.”

Antonio Mo came first place out of over 2300 entries from Edinburgh to Cornwall.

The competition raises money for Barnardo's a charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, to care for vulnerable children and young people.

Award winning author, Christina Gabbitas presented all four boys with certificates and a poetry book.

The competition was judged by a number of other authors, poets and editors, with names Including Tatiana Wilson, Founder of the People’s Book Prize, BBC presenter John Gillmore and Claire Young, an Apprentice Finalist.

The poem

A man threw some plastic into the sea

The particles broke down naturally

Fish came by and ate them up

They struggled in pain as it ripped their gut

A fishing boat blew its horn

And picked up the net he had drawn

A man ate the fish for his tea

The one who threw plastic into the sea