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Performance Poetry

November 8th, 2017 · 9 Comments · English, General News, Learning Habits, Year 4

Today the Fantastic 4 were truly FANTASTIC in their ‘best of bold’ deliveries during the annual Performance Poetry competition, in both the Class and individual Solo and Duet categories.

Larch zoomed onto the stage in their little red car with ‘Are we there yet?‘ by the acclaimed Irish poet, Jane Clarke. The rhythms of speech and spaces of reflective thought wove amusing patterns which we recognised as places in which we too may find ourselves, especially on that very long car journey!

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Holly stomped and strutted in their playful poem, ‘Don’t listen to this poem‘ – a creative variation on ‘Please don’t read this poem’ by the American poet, Kenn Nesbitt. The poem is about a poem that nobody is supposed to listen to. It’s a secret, but not a very good one, because everyone keeps listening, even when the children beg us to stop listening! How fantastic that they came 3rd in the 3&4 category!

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Elm skillfully performed the comedic ‘The Loser‘ by the American poet Shel Silverstein (1930-1999). The poem is divided into two significant parts, with the entire second stanza being a great example of how the child can’t really find his head, without his head. In it, the child intends to convey the message to the audience about simply “keeping track of our stuff”. How wonderful that they came 2nd in the 3&4 category!

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We were incredibly proud of our FANTASTIC solo and duet performances, especially considering that 3 of our duets scripted their own amazing poems and developed their creative acting. Without a doubt, irrespective of any award, the Fantastic 4 won with their enthusiasm, collaboration and creativity!

Finn charismatically performed Alfred, Lord  Tennyson’s ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade‘.

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Leila and Chloe triumphantly performed Shelby Geer’s funny poem, ‘The Life of a Cupcake‘. We were thrilled when they won the Duet section!

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With invigorating delight, Elle and Chloe scripted and performed the wonderful and festive ‘Halloween‘.

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After weeks of rehearsing and with super enterprise and creative effort, Millicent and Effie scripted and performed their dastardly poem, ‘The Evil Teacher‘.

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With some artistic precision, Beau and Sophie performed ‘Voices of Water‘ by Tony Mitton.

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Having really worked on her performance and listened to her peers’ constructive criticism, Harriette performed Michael Rosen’s ‘Shut your mouth when you’re eating‘. We were delighted that she came 3rd in the Solo section.

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Beaux was in a duet but unfortunately her partner was ill. Nevertheless, undeterred she went on to enthusiastically perform Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘From a Railway Carriage‘.

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Having rehearsed through many incarnations, Esha and Bella scripted and performed the energetic ‘Unicorn Unicorn‘. We were delighted when the girls came 2nd in the Duet section.

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9 Comments so far ↓

  • Ava

    Think every one as put so much effort in to there poem and the performance poetry just gets better every time.

  • Effie

    Well done Leila,Chloe Esha and Bella for coming second and first in performance poetry.

  • Jasmine

    All the poems were great!
    I love all of it and well done if you made up your own poem!
    Well done Leila and Chloe for winning!

  • Rebecca

    Well done all the solo and duets they were really good and well done to Leila and Chloe for coming
    first in the performance poetry!

  • Leila Z

    Well done, everyone put so much effort in there class,solo or duet poem!

  • Henry

    Are we there yet? 🙂

  • Lucas

    Well done to everyone who participated. It was very good.

  • James

    well done to everyone who took part I think everyone should have won

  • Rowan

    Wow I think we were good in all our poems. We were a bit nervous but we tried hard and did well. It was good to see some action and you spoke loud and clear so I think it was good to see some solos and duets from our group.

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