Declamations took place on Thursday, 12th February 2015. We had a wonderful afternoon listening to the poems and monologues ranging from Rowen Atkinson to Passenger.
Every girl and boy performed their poem to their class and then winners were chosen for each year group by their peers and teachers. The children were judged on their physical presence, voice and articulations, dramatic appropriateness, level of difficulty, evidence of understanding and overall performance.
Boys and girls took the stage to entertain and impress the audience of parents and students and entertain us they did! Christopher Ellott, Head of English at Radley College adjudicated brilliantly making tough decisions. Our students were very impressive and the high standard was apparent throughout the year groups. Congratulations in particular go to the following finalists:
Year 3 and 4 Finalists
First place: William Bolton—The Man with the Single Hair by Arthur Wood
Second place: Killian McKay—Horace by Terry Jones
Third place: Mack Dale-Jones—Mrs Snipkin and Mrs Wobblechin
Year 5 and 6 Finalists
First place: Charlie Houston— Money by Benjamin Zephaniah
Second place: Gabriel Warley—Miss Trunchbull’s Rant by Roald Dahl
Third place: Jenson McKay—The Pig by Roald Dahl
Year 7 and 8 Finalists
First place: Jack Kidson—Actor’s Revenge by Richard John Scarr
Second place: Alec Foster-Brown—Tom, Dick and Harry by Rowen Atkinson
Third place: Harry Tufnell—Fatricia and Feter by Ronnie Barker