Monday, 22 February 2016

My Heart Skips, Skips A Beat

On Saturday 6th February 2016, I went to The Bluecoat to take part in the ‘Poetry by Heart’ County Championship; a competition where I had to perform two poems in front of judges, such as poets Andrew McMillan and Mark Pajak, with a number of other contestants. I recited ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ by Oscar Wilde and ‘Wedding’ by Alice Oswald. It was an amazing experience that was both fun and challenging and I’d definitely do it again given the chance.

Student: Lily-Rose Staples

Friday, 12 February 2016

I Put A Spell On You

With a Spellathon Trivia Challenge, a Search for the Golden Snitches, a Spellbook Scavenger Hunt and some Wizarding Duels, the Harry Potter Book Night was filled with magic, mystery and comedy thanks to quizmaster Jack’s hilarious spell pronunciations.
The Wizarding Duels were by far my favourite. Nothing brings out the magic in the room like students from different houses screaming spells at other victims. Sophie from Ravenclaw astounded the team at her in-depth knowledge of just about everything. Basically a great night and a huge congratulations to Ravenclaw (my team) on their fantabbytastic victory.
Student: Jessica MacCulloch