2017 Poetry Recitation Competition

On Tuesday 12th December we welcomed Miss Flora Sowerby to the school to judge our Poetry Recitation Competition. Miss Sowerby is an Alumna of the school and is an Actress. She studied at the Scottish Conservtoire and has played many leading roles including Titania and Cleopatra.

The Poetry Recitation Competition is an annual event and the final is the culmination of much hard work and reciting by the pupils. The best performers from each Form are selected for the final. This year the performers were:

1S –   Freddy Masefield – Jim by Hillaire Belloc

1R – Caspar White – From a Railway Carriage – Robert Louis Stevenson

2H –  Rory Keller – Life of a Cupcake by Shelby Greer

2S – Stephen Bannister – The Tale of Custard the Dragon – Ogden Nash

3A –   Jason Speirs – Sick by Shel Silverstein & Lucas Dean – Homework I Love You by Kenn Nesbitt

3B –  Freddie Sebastian – Davies – Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by Roald Dahl

4A –   William Wheeler – Kidnapped by Shel Silverstein

4B –   Zara Latif: The Dentist and the Crocodile by Roald Dahl

L6B – Maxim Samartsev: Macavity by TS Eliot & Thomas TwydellThe Send Off by Wildfred Owen

L6A – Tanish Navaimani  – Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth-Toast by Charles Causley & Sebastian Foster – The Last Laugh by Wilfred Owen
M6 – Arwel Horvath – Invictus by William Ernest Henley & Max Hawkins – War by Charles Edwards

U6 –   William Enskat – The Clod and the Pebble by William Blake & Thomas Masefield  – Jim by Hilaire Belloc


The standard was extremely high this year and Miss Sowerby congratulated all the performers on their confidence and ability to engage the audience.

Congratulations to the winners who were:

Most powerful performance – Arwel Horvath – Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Winner in the Junior section – Freddy Masefield – Jim by Hillaire Belloc

Winner in the Intermediate section – Freddie Sebastian – Davies – Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by Roald Dahl

Winner in the Senior section –  Maxim Samartsev: Macavity by TS Eliot


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