Pupils became poets for the day as children from across the entire Junior School – from Reception right up to Year Six – took part in a poetry competition.
A representative was chosen from each class to memorise and perform a poem in assembly before a winner was chosen from Infants, Lower Juniors and Upper Juniors. Guest judge Mrs Lawson, who is Head of the Lower School and an English teacher in the Senior School, had a difficult task choosing who would emerge successful from each category.
After some deliberation she decided that the Infant winner was Robbie Jack, who performed A Pirate’s Life, Lauren Store won the Lower Junior category with her tongue twister Betty Botter Bought Some Butter and Anna Wilkinson was crowned Upper Junior winner after performing Precious Child. They all received a book token as a reward for their achievement.
Pupils in Years Three, Four, Five and Six also took part in a competition hosted by BBC Radio 2. They were tasked with writing a 500 word story.
From over 60 entries from the school, the winners were Kate Horsley (Year Six) with her story “The Third Stone“, Alice Finnie’s “Believe” (Year Five), “Tea, Tea, Tea” by Molly Parnell (Year Four), Oliver Teehan (Year Three) and his story entitled “The Crashing Waves” and Erin Roberts’ (Year Two) “The Little Wolf Cub’s Friend”.
BBC Radio 2 will announce the national winners later in the year.