Poetry Comes Alive in the Prep School
The finals of this year’s poetry declamation took place this week, the U11 competition (Shell - Form Two) happening on Monday 23rd April and the U13s (Lower and Upper Thirds) on Wednesday.
All finalists recited their poems eloquently and with great confidence, with a number of the pupils wearing costumes or using props to enhance their performances. A range of poems had been chosen, from the comical and the absurd to more serious, thought-provoking pieces.
The standard this year was extremely high and judging the competition was not an easy task. Our guest judge on Monday, the poet A F Harrold, awarded Ronav B in Upper Shell P the winning trophy for his recital of “Strict” by Michael Rosen.
Miss Callow had an equally difficult task judging the older pupils on Wednesday. Coincidentally, another poem written by Michael Rosen, “The Go Cart”, was the winning poem. Roman A from Lower 3rd JP gave an outstanding performance of this poem, adding humour and actions to enhance his recital.
Very well done to Ronav and to Roman and indeed to all 23 finalists in the Prep School. All finalists received a copy of a poetry book and the two winners received an engraved glass plate.
Jane Mitchell,Head of English in the Prep School