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