Our talented pupils have been taking part in the Scottish Poetry Library’s competition learning and reciting two poems by heart.
The competition, run by Mrs Wanda Youlten, was held on Monday 11th December. The judging panel included Miss Dryden, Mrs Mundill, Mr Youlten and Mrs Youlten. The finalists were Ope A, Faramde F, Alexandra M, Tom M-U, Lotte R, Beatrice T and Alexander W.
Held upstairs in Glenalmond's beautiful library, it was a memorable evening. The performances were nuanced and moving and while the judges retired to make a decision, Jessica Kaye recited a selection of poems learned by heart.
The winner was Tom M-U and the runner up Beatrice T. Tom recited ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley and ‘Night-Lights’ by Colin Will. Beatrice recited ‘My brain swims empty and light’ by Robert Louis Stevenson and ‘Spinning Plates’ by Richie McCaffery
Tom and Beatrice will now go on to represent the school in the regional heat which will be held on February 1st at Dundee University.
Last year, OG Hamish Halley, made it to the National Final in Edinburgh. We look forward to showcasing our poetic talents again in the regional final and hope to proceed beyond.