Poems Spoken and Felt
Five members of SPC attended an event at Langley Park School for Girls on Mon. 24th. November having been invited by Remy Ormesher to a Poetry Evening of Remembrance. Pupils from all years read and performed both poems that have become famous and poems written by themselves about the World Wars and war in general. The performance was very ably compered by a pupil from Year 13. Members of staff joined in and many poems had been learned by heart as a number of the readers will be competing in the national competition, Poetry By Heart.
The audience was totally engaged as both girls and boys performed with a remarkable degree of confidence and showed their feeling for poetry. A girl from year 7 had researched her family history to achieve a moving poem about a great-grandfather who fought in the 1st. World War and two boys did a rendition of Dulce et Decorum Est in German and English – simultaneously! There were also musical items in the programme with pupils playing piano and guitar.
Many congratulations to all who took part and to Remy and the other staff who provided such a well-organised and heart-warming occasion besides sharing their own love of poetry,