Year 9 Poetry By Heart Competition

Mar 09, 2020




Recently we had the grand finale of the Year 9 Poetry by Heart Competition as students took to the stage to exhibit the fruits of their labour from their English lessons last half term.

Students have studied a range of poetry from the classics to the contemporary and have chosen a poem to learn by heart and perform in classrooms. Each class selected students to go on to the final in the theatre where students performed in front of a panel of judges and their peers.

The quality of every performance was outstanding. The poems performed ranged from powerful William Blake’s Jerusalem, to moving presentations of WW1 poetry classics such as Dulce et Decorum est, right through to entertaining and humorous entries including a protest poem on behalf of all turkeys at Christmas. All performers should be incredibly proud of their bravery and skill. Well done to all involved.

Band 1:
1st Prize: Cobi Wilson
2nd Prize: Toby Scholfield
3rd Prize: Alex Delahunty

Band 2:
1st Prize: Eddie Minguez Seed
2nd Prize: Antonio Borrelli
3rd Prize: Josh Abrams

 Ms Peplow, Team Leader of English

Post by Angela