It was fantastic to witness about 70 children from Years 2 to 8 involved with our fourth Verse Speaking Competition.

In the weeks preceding the event, all pupils were given an opportunity to perform a poem in their English lesson after which each teacher selected the finalists who were encouraged to learn their poem by heart and perform it in front of parents and pupils on the last day of term.

All our speakers performed brilliantly and the audience was very much enthralled by their confidence and dramatic interpretations.

Headmaster, Mr Crossley, was invited to judge and he was equally  impressed with the standard of each performance. He certainly found it a challenge!

The pupils were treated to a great variety of poets and entertaining performances and Mrs Beedell is sure this will inspire the children in the audience and provide ideas for their own performances for next year’s competition.

List of poems performed

The selected winners for each year group were as follows:
Year 2 – Amaya N
Year 3 – Zain F
Year 4 – Summer B
Year 5 – Mary L
Year 6 – Miles N & Griffin P
Year 7 – Summer N & Freddie M
Year 8 – Ed H-B

The overall cup winners were as follows:
Junior Winner – Daisy S
Senior Winner – Lana K

The event was a great success and we look forward to repeating it again next year. Well done to all the participants for a very enjoyable and entertaining morning of poetry.