English News

Poetry by Heart

On Wednesday 24th November, we held the Poetry by Heart in-house competition where we bore witness to beautiful, confident and eloquent perfomances from across the school.

There were several contestants for Key Stage 3 reciting not only the famous words of Shakespeare, but also poetry penned by some very talented students of Year 7 themselves! The winner of Key Stage 3 was Rosie Cooksey 9DSC with Russian Doll by Rachel Rooney. There were two students that celebrated second place; Izzy Jewell 7SMZ and Josie Hosking 9SGB and in third place Ed Hardy 9DCO.

In KS4, we had two beautiful and passionate performances.  The winner Jasmine Wadland 10PJM recited a stunning performance of ‘When We Two Parted’ by Lord Byron.  Adam Hazucha also performed a truly authentic and passionate performance of ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling taking second place.

Runners up included Jersey Harding 8LDD, Emeline Roden 8BJK, Sienna Garland 7SMZ, Tilly Paynter 7RB and Georgia Connell 7RB.

Thank you to all those that participated.

For any students interesting in trialling for the National Poetry By Heart competition, please ask teachers in the English department for more information