Jaime Pardey Represents Seaford at the National Poetry Competition

Jaime Pardey at the National Poetry CompetitionJaime Pardey (Year 11) represented Seaford College in the Semi Finals of the National Poetry Competition on January 22nd.

‘Poetry By Heart’ is a pioneering competition designed to encourage pupils aged 14-18 in England to learn and perform poetry. She recited three different poems from memory in front of a panel of six judges. She gave a rousing rendition of ‘Invicuts’ by W.E. Henly, a reflective performance of Anna Akhatova’s ‘In Memoriam,’ and an imaginative interpretation of ‘A Martian Sends a Postcard Home’ by Craig Raine. A host of other South East schools also performed poetry to a mesmerised audience in Crawley. It was a really enjoyable event with some very talented and engaging young students. Jaime equipped herself with intelligence and poise and should be highly commended for her excellent work. She was a huge credit to the school and the English Department. Lancing College won this event, but we have high hopes for next year’s event!

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