On Friday 17th February, the whole school gathered in the hall for our poetry festival. Each class had been working hard prior to the actual festival learning a poem to present to the audience. The poems were chosen from the schools’ poetry curriculum and the children learnt all the words off by heart. In addition, the children were all given the opportunity to recite a poem of their choice prior to the festival and three entries were then chosen to recite their chosen poems to the whole school. Teachers and governors also volunteered to contribute to the occasion.
Mrs Fish opened the morning with ‘The King’s Breakfast’ by AA Milne (A favourite poem from her childhood) and this was followed by class poems and presentations from individual pupils and many other members of staff. Some of the poems were serious ones and some were funny. Mrs Taylor told one called ‘My Pet Worm Henry’; she even managed an American accent and brought in a green plastic worm! Mrs Marr chose a poem about naughty children and Mrs Smith recited a Spike Milligan favourite.
The winners of the festival were: Chloe and Olivia (Year 2) for their recital of ‘Please Mrs Butler’ by Allan Ahlberg, Anna-Marie and Harriet (Year 3) for ‘The Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan and Heidi and Daisy for ‘The Tin Can Band ‘by Margaret Mahy.
A big well done to all the children who performed in the event and thank you for the enjoyment and memories that were made that day.