St Joachim’s Classic Poetry Project 2022

31st Jan 2022

On the last week of January saw the conclusion of St Joachim’s annual Classic Poetry Project – an English project which is focussed on reading, analysing, and reciting classic poems. On Friday 21st January children from Reception to Year 6 came together to celebrate the project with class recitals of famous poems such as The Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred Lord Tennyson; which were of the highest standard. It was a delight to welcome so many parents to the celebration assembly as it was fantastic for the children to have such a large and appreciative audience. Children from Reception to Year 6 all recited their poems with great enthusiasm and joy. There were some particularly powerful recitals, and all the children had learnt their class poem off by heart.

As part of the project, there was the opportunity for pupils to participate in an individual recital competition. Children were provided with a booklet of classic poems, such as Daffodils by William Wordsworth, which they could choose from and learn to recite. Over 80 children took part in the competition and the judges – Mrs Johnston, Mrs Curran and Mr Allen were very impressed by the recitals which were again to a very high standard.  All the recitals were well-learnt, professionally and passionately recited, and very clearly enunciated. We are very proud of all our children.