Last weekend was one to celebrate as two Wyke students collected awards in a national poetry competition. Sarah Magaharan and Kathryn Jackson were crowned the Hull and East Riding winner and runner-up respectively in the “Poetry By Heart” regional heat held at the Hull Maritime Museum.
“Poetry By Heart” is a national competition designed to encourage pupils aged 14-18 and at school and college in England to learn and to recite poems by heart. Not in an arm-waving, props-supported thespian extravaganza, but as the outward and audible manifestation of an inwardly-understood and enjoyed poem.
The competition is a pyramid of participation from individual classrooms to whole school/college contests, then county contests, regional semi-finals and the grand final, to be held at Homerton College, Cambridge on March 17th – 19th 2016.
Congratulations to Sarah and Kathryn on their success.