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Poetry Festival

15th December 2016

Every student in Years 7-9 performed on stage as part of the college’s annual poetry festival.

Prizes were awarded in a number of categories but Head of English Kate King said: “A huge congratulations to the students who were awarded a range of prizes, but every student has earned the right to be very proud of their achievement.

“Yet again, our KS3 students have surpassed themselves. Every single KS3 student performs a poem on stage in front of a very large audience either individually, in a group or as a class.

“It is testament to the attitude of our students that they undertake this task with ambition, confidence and effort, some overcoming a fear of public speaking – what an achievement.

“I would like to thank the English teachers, who work hard with their classes to prepare their performances; Mrs Tobutt, for her superb organisation of this prestigious and enjoyable event, year after year; and of course, all of the students for taking part so admirably.”

The winners were - Best Group Delivery: Daniel Webb, Jim MacKay, George Charter and Dominic Mason. Best Dramatisation: class 72A. Best Individual Performance: Ellie Harris. Most Entertaining: class 81B. Best Class Delivery: class 72B. Most Thought-Provoking: class 71B. Most Inspiring: Faith Crockford, Olivia Bystry and Emily Grove. Best Overall: class 81A.


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