World Poetry Day celebrated with competition

Poetry competition poets

Children in the Junior School celebrated World Poetry Day by taking part in the school’s annual poetry competition.

Pupils representing every class from reception through to year six recited their favourite poems in front of a packed hall of their friends, with class RT’s tribute to retiring headmaster Mr Larry Fairclough being one of the competition’s highlights.

Pupil reciting poem


The judges – teacher Mrs Sarah Coombes and head of first year from the Senior School Mrs Helen Lawson – picked the winners in each category as:

  • Henry Davies (upper juniors) reading If— by Rudyard Kipling
  • Sam Foster (lower juniors) reading Excuses, Excuses by Gareth Owen
  • Joshua Roberts (infants) reading The Schoolkids’ Rap by John Foster

The winners were awarded book tokens and the rest of our competitors were complimented on their beautiful recitals – while the audience were all encouraged to pick up some poetry the next time they visit a library!

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