Judges Blown Away at Poetry By Heart Competition

Judges Blown Away at Poetry By Heart Competition

This year’s final of the Poetry by Heart Competition was another entertaining event where students were able to showcase their excellent recitations. Performances ranged from poignant war poems such as Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum est’, to poems that students had written themselves on important themes such as women’s safety in the aftermath of recent events.    

The judges (and audience) thoroughly enjoyed every performance but ultimately were blown away by several outstanding and exceptional recitations: Rosa H (Second Year), Jack B (Fifth Year) and Amelie D (Upper Sixth Form) were all highly commended; Millie Y (Fourth Year) was awarded third place for her evocative and moving poem, ‘The Inevitable’ which she wrote herself; James McM’s (Second Year) thought provoking recitation of Carol Ann Duffy’s, ‘Last Post’ earned him second place and the winner, with an exceptionally vivacious and entertaining recitation of ‘Snake’ by Daniel Goodwin, was Annabella W (Lower Sixth Form).   

Huge congratulations and thanks to all of this year’s finalists, as well as those who reached the heats too. All of the finalists are now welcome to enter the Poetry by Heart competition, which gives them the opportunity to compete prestigiously at a national level. Those who are interested should speak to Miss Angeli about getting involved. 

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