The Senior School was filled with an arts festival vibe as teachers took centre stage to perform their favourite poetry for National Poetry Day. Our poetry buskers entertained pupils outside of the dining room with an array of works including ‘Liberté’ from Mrs Berrow and a double act from Mrs Lees and Mrs Pettet who read Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ and ‘Tiger’ by Spike Milligan. A slightly more unexpected item was read by Mr Lines, who recited poetry from his A Level Economics textbook!
Some teachers and pupils chose to take part in some guerrilla poetry and the corridors were filled with reams of lyrics whilst others chose to write a haiku for the poe-tree. Assemblies were also taken over with a lyrical theme with golden shovel poems and ‘Not my business’ was performed by Mrs Butler’s class. The event was great fun, and raised money for 'The Book Bus', a wonderful charity that provides books for remote communities in Africa and South America.
The whole school poetry competition is still open – get your ‘Freedom’ poems to Mrs Bellmen by 2 November.Back to newsroom