A word-perfect recital of Jacques Prevert’s poem Déjeuner du Matin saw Byrony White win our third year French reading competition.
Judged on voice and articulation, physical presence and evidence of understanding, Lukas Amstutz and Megan King were also awarded second and third prizes respectively by judges Mr David Lorentz and languages assistant Mr Remi Sonnet.
All our third year pupils recited the poem by the iconic French poet and screenwriter after they watched it on YouTube in their lessons, with the best two performers from each class qualifying for the grand final.
Bryony was a deserved winner of the first prize of a £15 iTunes voucher, but the competition was extremely close and Mr Lorentz was full of praise for all our competitors:
It’s difficult enough to stand in front of your peers and read a poem in English, and it’s even harder to do it in a foreign language.
All our finalists evidently understood what they were reading, and Bryony, Lukas and Megan did so beautifully!
German reading competition
In another languages competition at the end of the autumn term, our second year pupils learned and recited the words to Ich Lass Los – the German version of Let It Go from Frozen.
Pippa Brown, Tayib Shan and Sarah Callow won the first, second and third prizes respectively for their deliveries of the lyrics.