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Declamations- 22nd January 2014

23 January 2014

Last night, the declamations final took place in the Centenary Hall. Declamations are an annual event at Caldicott where boys from the Third Form upwards learn a piece of text by heart. This is then recited to their English class and a selection is put through to the semi-finals. The best of these are then performed at the finals in the Centenary Hall to an audience of staff, parents, boarders and an external adjudicator. This year’s adjudicator was Mr Anthony Lyons, the Head of English at The King's School, Canterbury.

A variety of pieces were declaimed, from Shakespeare to Rowan Atkinson. The boys made it very hard for Mr Lyons to choose a winner as each performance was notable. After giving individual feedback to each boy in turn, a winner and a runner up from each year group were chosen. In addition, a special prize was awarded for a declamation that was not awarded a year group prize but that stood out.


3rd Form Winner:

T Glazebrook

Talking Turkeys- Benjamin Zephaniah

3rd Form Runner up:

J Dale-Jones Mrs Snipkin and Mrs Wobblechin- Laura Elizabeth Richards

4th Form Winner:

M Turner

The Ghost Teacher- Allan Ahlberg

4th Form Runner up: W Petschek Remember Me- Kit Mather

5th Form Winner:

T Ward

The Devil Sketch - Rowan Atkinson

5th Form Joint Runners Up: T Adamo

The Dissolution of Parliament-1653 - O Cromwell

  S Hack Excuses, Excuses- Gareth Owen

6th Form Winner:

W Hobbs

Death of a son- Jon Silkin

6th Form Runner up:

A Sangha An extract from "Life of Pi"- Yann Martel

Special Prize:

C Sellers

An extract from "Ernie's Incredible Illucinations" -Alan Ayckbourn