Priory Post 20 – Poetry By Heart Competition

Posted: 19th August 2015

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Poetry By Heart Competition

St Augustine’s Priory students aged between 14-18 years old are invited to compete in this year’s ‘Poetry by Heart’ competition which will take place on Friday 21st November 2014 from 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. at school.

‘Poetry by Heart’ is a pioneering 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 in March 2015. Last year, Lucy O’Meara reached the semi-final stage and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Students must recite two poems learnt by heart, one published before 1914, and one published in or after 1914. These must be selected from the ‘Poetry By Heart’ timeline on this website:

To register to compete in the school competition please email Ms Brown at by Friday 14th November 2014.

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