This year’s declamation’s competition produced very high standards: the breadth of poetry on offer and the empathy with which the poems were performed touched both boys and staff. Congratulations to each and every boy in the Middle and Senior School all of whom helped to make the day an excellent celebration of poetry at The New Beacon.

Middle School Runner-up: Hugh Smith with “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost.
Middle School Winner: Jude Gray with “Rosa Parks” by Jan Dean.
Senior School Runner-up: Joshua Dyckhoff with “Out of the Blue” by Simon Armitage.
Senior School Winner:
Will Crosby with “I started Early…” by Emily Dickinson.
Thank you to Mrs Yeats-Brown for judging the competition and sharing her love of poetry with the boys.