‘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!