King's St Alban's

15 October

House Poetry Recital in Full Swing

Our annual Inter-House Poetry Recitation Competition is now in full swing!

For this event, we ask the children to carefully select a poem and learn it by heart, to recite to their class. The best go forward to the final where the focus is Inter-House, rather than on individuals. The House with the highest number of points across the year groups is the winner.

This is just one of many opportunities our children experience where they perform to an audience. Not only does it give them the chance to cope with nerves through practise and guided preparation, but they can also feel empowered through holding an audience’s attention and provoking a desired reaction.

From poems like ‘Two Dead Boys Got Up To Fight’ to ‘Silly Old Baboon’ and from Pam Ayres’s ‘I Wish I Looked After My Teeth’ to Tennyson’s ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’, the pupils enjoy a rich selection of verse, at least some of which we hope they will remember always!

Our Inter-House Poetry Recitation Competition is just one of the many ways King’s St Alban’s is committed to helping children discover and develop their passions. We believe that a great school education provides more than just classroom subjects. We want to encourage children to take part in activities, like this one, which will excite and engage. This all helps develop confidence, resilience, teamwork, and strength of character.