“To free them, we must enslave your children’s minds” Manifesto by Allan Crosbie.
Just one of many mesmorising lines that were recited in the ‘Poetry By Heart’ competition organised by The English Society on Wednesday, 6th of December in the school hall. Year 12 and 13 Literature students assembled together to witness the heart-warming and moving recitations delivered with verve and passion by the 12 participants: Kenya, Erhan, Yusuf, Haniah, OreOfe, Karmjeet and Jamelia from Year 12, alongside Tamia, Olivia, Tahmena, Tyler and Harpreet from Year 13. The show was compered by Precious and Kimberly, in Year 13 and the poems performed ranged from the more traditional conventional ones such as Chaucer, Adelaide Anne Procter and Wordsworth to the modern, gritty ones: Patience Agabi, Denis O’Driscoll and Rupi Kaur. The event was attended by the poet Lewis Buxton, whose poetry deals with male body image and relationships. As our guest speaker, Lewis Buxton finished the event off with his sparkling performance, leaving students enthralled. Our winners were Tahmena and OreOfe in second place, whilst first place went to Tamia. Congratulations to all the participants.
‘Engaging presenter’ Layth Rose
’emotive and immersive recitations’ Niambh Maher