On Thursday the First Form had their first opportunity to take part in a real Caldicott tradition- a declamations competition. It was an exciting occasion held in the chapel in front of parents and Junior School staff.
In the weeks prior to the competition the boys had worked hard- selecting and memorising their poems. They had also been practising their declaiming technique; learning how to project their voices and use expression.
Mr Evans, Head of English, had the difficult task of judging the competition on the day, and he was very impressed with the high standard and variety of poems. He provided each boy with his expert feedback before declaring the winners. They were as follows:
1st Prize: V Kheterpal, “The Squirrel” (author unknown)
2nd Prize: A Sykes, “Every Time I Climb a Tree” by David McCord
3rd Prize: H Murton, “All my Great Excuses” by Kenn Nesbitt
Special Prize: G Turner “Mother is a Skinhead” by Paul Cookson