On Monday 6 February, the semi-finals of the national poetry competition, Poetry by Heart, took place in the Great Room. In November, every child in Year 7 recited a chosen poem to their English teachers and 24 pupils were selected to go through to the semi-finals. It was an extremely enjoyable evening and the pupils recited their poems with confidence and energy, bringing their performances to life.

An external adjudicator, Sian Rowland chose 3 winners to go through to the next round of the competition. These were Catherine W, Rosie H and Sasha W-L. Three pupils were also highly recommended – Aja D, Harry S and Viola J.  All of the pupils should be very proud of themselves as the standard was extremely high and they entertained us with their wonderful recitals. Congratulations to all who took part.