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On It Like A Sonnet – Well Done!

21st April 2017

You may well have heard the great news that we’ve announced our finalists for the Poetry By Heart 2017 national competition – see here for full details – but this year that’s not the only exciting competition we’ve held!

The Shakespeare Sonnet competition (aka ‘On It Like A Sonnet’) – videos were uploaded by 31st March 2017, and our judges have been going through those and picking the best recitations.

It’s the first time we’ve been able to welcome students from Year’s 7, 8 and 9, as well as all school/college staff.

Lots of people used this as a way to ‘dip their toe’ in the poetry recitation competition and we’ve been really enjoying the results!

So, without further ado, here are the results!

2017 Shakespeare Sonnets Competition Winners

  1. Sam Mount – Springwood High School
  2. Sharika Munshi – Eastbury Comprehensive
  3. Ishmael Levy – Merchant Taylors
  4. Annabel Kirk – King’s School
  5. Katie Harvey – St Swithun’s
  6. Kathryn Gornall – Christleton High School
  7. Mariam Mighdiseli – James Allens Girls School
  8. Anna Probert – Loreto Grammar School
  9. Freya Morgan – The Woodroffe School
  10. Barnaby Johns – QEH Bristol

With Special Commendation to Teacher Submissions:

We had many wonderful recitations submitted by teachers – and the winners in order of merit are:

  1. Louisa Tait – Seaford College
  2. Kate Shockley – Merchant Taylors
  3. Mr McGinty – Dartford Grammar School

Well done!


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