Year 7 took part in a poetry performance competition to win points for their house.
On Wednesday 21st November Year 7 gathered in the hall during period 3 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 today performed their poems in front of the whole of Year 7, and a panel of judges.
We had a guest performance from one of our judges, Mr Dudley, 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.
Special mention must go to our three winners. Thea in 7Ha was the overall winner, with Ruby and Jade (both from 7Se) finishing in second and third place respectively, giving Hadid 100 points and Seacole a total of 75 points. All the other finalists were awarded an excellent (worth 5 house points) for representing their form. Congratulations to all the girls who took part.