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28th June 2018

Poetry Slam Finals 2018

The finals of Our Lady’s 5th Poetry Slam competition took place this week.  Having progressed through the group stages held in English lessons, the finalists from Year 7 took to the stage on Tuesday morning and, in front of their whole year group, boldly performed a variety of highly entertaining poems. Our panel of judges (Mr Bell, Miss Saunders, Miss Tuner and Mrs O’Beirne) were faced with a very difficult decision choosing the winners but in the end awarded Lily Machin and Rachel Wilson as the ‘selfie takers’ runners up and Millie Colosimo, Tallulah Hodson and Lucy Brown as the highly amusing, worthy winners.

Likewise, the Year 8 final took place on Wednesday morning and the standard was incredibly high; choosing a champion certainly proved to be a challenge! However the judges (Mr Taylor, Miss Holmes, Mrs Smith and Mrs Morris) eventually gave second place to Louisa Henshaw’s impressive solo performance and 1st place to Jack Taylor and Lucas Taylor for their original poem entitled ‘Social Media‘. Well done to all the participants and a particular thanks to our ‘host with the most’, Mr Fitzpatrick who not only professionally compered both finals, but managed to teach us all some lines of poetry along the way!