Year 7 impress the judges in a House performance poetry competition
On Friday 26th November Year 7 gathered in the hall during period 4 to watch the finals of the house performance poetry competition. For the last two weeks pupils have been learning about performance poetry in their English lessons, and practising and refining their skills. The two finalists from each form performed their poems in front of the whole of Year 7, and a panel of judges. We even had a guest performance from one of our drama teachers, Mr Kench, before all 10 girls took to the stage. It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of such a large audience, and the judges were impressed by just how well all of the finalists performed. 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 the occasional prop. It was also lovely to see how many pupils had written their own poems.
Special mention must go to our three winners. Ruby Chrysanthou (7Pa) was the overall winner with her reading of ‘Strict’ by Michael Rosen. Congratulations also to Gracie Merrigan (7Pa) who helped her with her performance. Together they helped House Parr win 100 points. In second place was Tanisha Patel (7Se) with a poem that she wrote herself called ‘Literally All Indian Mothers’. She earned 50 house points for Seacole. In third place was Georgia Thatcher who also wrote her own poem called ‘Winter is Here’. She was awarded 25 house points for her house, Hadid. All 10 finalists were awarded 5 house points for representing their form. Congratulations to all the girls who took part.