Entertaining and adventurous performances from children in every year group made sure our Junior School poetry competition provided a perfect end to their book week.
From our reception classes’ group recitals through to the older pupils’ animated tales, the children all performed their pieces with confidence and without notes in front of a packed hall – and class RT and year six competitor Phoebe Roberts even wrote their own poems!
Phoebe’s poem about her teachers actually being aliens from outer-space did in fact win her the upper juniors category, as judged by Senior School English teacher and head of first year Mrs Helen Lawson – who was once again tasked with the difficult job of having to pick the winners!
Year three pupil Kate Horsley’s articulate rendition of Richard Edward’s Uncle Ted’s Tea saw her win the lower juniors category, and William McCluggage in 2RS won the infants prize after performing Charles Thomson’s A Dragon in the Classroom, which was a particularly impressive recital due to its length!
Our winners received tokens to spend in the school bookshop, but all our performers (pictured above) deserve a lot of credit for performing so brilliantly and bravely in front of the rest of the school.