The final of the senior Poetry by Heart Competition was held on Thursday 8 December following class heats in Fourth Form to Upper Sixth. Cokethorpe’s representative has now been selected to go forward to the regional competition in January. The standard of recitation was very high this year with pupils selecting some complex poetry to perform.
Three students were awarded highly commended. These were George King performing Song of the Smoke, Fredi Traish (Fifth Form, Swift) performing Partridges and Katherine Geralt (Fifth Form, Queen Anne) performing Originally. The winner was Joss Gyorkos (Fourth Form, Feilden) with an outstanding performance of A Life in Dreams by Jacob Sam-La Rose. He will now need to learn a further two poems in order to take part in the next round.