Classic Poetry Recitals 2024

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Classic Poetry Recitals 2024

Our Classic Poetry Recitals project came to a wonderful conclusion with recitals from every class in assemblies last week. The performances were fantastic, and it was certainly delightful to see the passion and engagement the children had. A huge well done to everyone. A big thank you too to all the parents who attended the assemblies – you were a fantastic audience!


Competition Winners 2024

We are delighted to announce the winners for this year’s Classic Poetry recital competition. 62 pupils entered from years 2 – 6, and the judges, Mr Aitkens, Miss Pape (Deputy Headteacher) and Mr Aitken (governor) very much enjoyed all the performances. Well done to everyone who took part – you were all so impressive.


However, for her powerful performance of ‘The Listeners’ by Walter De La Mare, this year’s KS2 winner is Samantha, Y4, and for his humorous recital of ‘Daddy Fell into the Pond’ by Alfred Noyes is KS1 winner, Daniel R., Y2. A huge congratulations also to our 2nd place winners, and to everyone who received an Honourable Mention.


1st Place:


Daniel R., Y2, Daddy Fell into the Pond


Samantha, Y4, The Listeners


2nd Place:


Douglas, Y4, Buckingham Palace


Alice & Olivia, Y5, Buckingham Palace


Honourable Mention:


Libby, Y2, Macavity the Mystery Cat


Alex W. & Olivia, Y3, The Animal Store


Andreas, Y2, The Crocodile


Lina & Electra, Y3, Macavity the Mystery Cat


Sammy, Y3, The Cow


Oscar, Y2, The Animal Store


Jess, Y4, Daddy Fell into the Pond


Temmie, Y4, In Flanders Fields


Katy, Y3, Daddy Fell into the Pond


Ada, Y2, Daddy Fell into the Pond


Catherine, Y5, Macavity the Mystery Cat


Olwen, Y3, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud


Aggie, Y5, The Listeners