Poetry by Heart competition

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the first round of the Poetry by Heart competition, Louisa Jacobs 11I. Louisa impressed all four judges on Wednesday 25th November with her recitation of A Forsaken Garden by Algernon Swinburne and What the Chairman Told Tom by Basil Bunting. Her confident, word-perfect performances were both entertaining and assured.   

Eight competitors from Years 10-13 took part this year in the school-based competition, learning poems ranging in length from 20 to 77 lines.  At the County Contest which will take place in January at the University of Kent, Louisa will be representing DGGS and competing with other students from the south east for a place in the regional and national finals.

We wish her the very best of luck!


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