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Poetry Festival

16th March 2018

There were wonderful performances from the Poetry Festival this year and all the children who took part did themselves proud.

See the photos here

It is extraordinary that every child in the school learns a nursery rhyme or poem off by heart, lines that they may remember for the rest of their lives! The Early Years held their annual Nursery Rhyme special assembly and I had the privilege of attending the Year 1 and 2 Poetry Festival. These young children were so impressive in their confident delivery and remarkable memory for some challenging poems. Some of the poems were also particularly funny!

The Poetry Festival for Years 3 to 6 was similarly enjoyable.  We were enchanted by an extraordinary mix of humorous and thoughtful, complex and simple, long and short poems from the performers, all delivered without a trace of nerves! Mr Steve Beegoo, Headmaster of The King’s School and our special guest, was moved and impressed by the standard of the performances and reminded us all of the power that words can have by reciting the Lord’s Prayer.  We were also delighted to see Mr Heyworth again and welcome him back to The Manor. 

Well done and thank you to all the children involved.

Mrs Anike Chuard
Head of English

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