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Poetry by Heart
Deb Aldred / 01 March 2018 / Categories: News

Poetry by Heart

The annual Year 7 'Poetry by Heart' House event produced its usual blend of sharp recitals, fiercely contested rivalries, excellent audience encouragement and, ultimately, a close outcome.  Samlesbury prevailed as overall victors, though Rufford only just managed to clinch second position by a single point from Gawthorpe following all 12 finalists' performances to the three judges: Mr. Maund, Mr. Hayden and Mrs. Lucking.

Assessed for voice, performance, understanding and accuracy, the three representatives from each House gave stirring and well-considered renditions of a varied assortment of verse, ranging from Roald Dahl's humorous 'The Pig', to Tennyson's mysterious 'The Lady of Shalott', with barely a stumble or slip of the tongue to be noted.  

Congratulations to all for a wonderful and entertaining event.

House scores:

Samlesbury 57

Rufford 55

Gawthorpe 54

Leighton 47


Individual winners:

1st Arnav Raut (Samlesbury)

2nd (joint) Eloise Bosworth (Rufford) & Zara Beverley (Gawthorpe)

3rd Lucy Proctor (Gawthorpe)


Mr J.Bridges

Head of English



14 March 2018

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