Year 7 perform in the finals of the House Performance Poetry Competition
On Tuesday 28th November, Year 7 gathered in the hall to watch the finals of the House Performance Poetry Competition. Year 7 pupils have been learning about performance poetry in their English lessons. Each student chose a poem to perform in front of their class, and then 2 finalists were chosen to represent each form in the final. The final took place on Tuesday in front of the whole of Year 7, and 3 judges.
There were a wide range of different poems presented by our 10 finalists and the judges were impressed by the confidence and enthusiasm with which students performed their poems. Many of them had not only learnt their poems off by heart, but also thoroughly embraced the concept of performance poetry, acting out their poems enthusiastically and confidently with the aid of props and fellow form members. It was also lovely to see how many pupils had written their own poems, including one poem which was written in Urdu.
Evie M (7Fr) was the overall winner with her dramatic performance of ‘Strict’ by Michael Rosen. In second place was Bria B (7Se) with another Michael Rosen poem, ‘The Car Trip’. In third place was Mia O (7Pa) who performed Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Still I Rise’. Franklin therefore won 100 house points, with Seacole winning 50 points and Parr winning 25. All individual finalists were also awarded 5 house points for representing their form.
Congratulations to the 10 girls who took part. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all members of the audience.
You can listen to their performances here: