This term our year 5 pupils have been learning poems off by heart in preparation for a poetry recital competition. Other pupils form our area have also been practicing for the event.The schools who entered were: St Mary’s Whickham, St Matthew’s, St Joseph’s Highfield, St Joseph’s Blaydon and Sacred Heart. Each school chose 2 pupils to represent their school. On Thursday 22nd June we hosted this competition, where all the children came together. We had a special judge too, author Sheila Corbishley. Each pupil had to recite and perform their chosen poems. The competition was amazing as everyone performed so well. After much deliberation the winners were annoumced:

!st Place – to St Mary’s Whickham

2nd Place – St Matthew’s

3rd Place – Sacred Heart

Everyone received a trophy for successfully getting into the finals. Well done to all the competitors and extra congratulations to the winners!

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