Year 7 took part in a poetry performance competition to win points for their house.
The third annual Year 7 House Performance Poetry Competition took place on Friday 22nd November. In the run up to the competition girls had been auditioning in their English lessons and voting to choose the 2 finalists to represent their house. On Friday the 10 finalists performed their poems in front of a panel of judges, with the rest of Year 7 cheering them on.
All 10 girls put on a fantastic performance, and the judges had some very difficult decisions to make. After much deliberation, however, the 3 winners were chosen. In first place was Sophie Garwood in 7 Austen who performed her own poem ‘New Year’s Eve’. Second place went to Ruby Sanderson in 7 Seacole who recited ‘Sky in the Pie’ by Robert McGough and in third place was Abigail Lampard, also in 7 Seacole, who performed a poem called ‘Storytime’.
There were chocolates awarded to the winners, as well as 100 house points for first place, 50 points for second place and 25 points for third place. This meant that Austen were awarded 100 points, and Seacole won a total of 75 points. The remaining 7 finalists were also awarded 5 House Points each for getting through to the final stage of the competition.
Congratulations to all of our finalists, and also to Mr Kench who performed his own very dramatic reading of Jabberwocky!