Actor Julia Watson and Poet David Harsent judge competition
London, 5 March 2009 – Girls from the Falcons School for Girls in London compared their recitation skills in a poetry competition in their school on Thursday 5th March. The poems recited all had a comic theme ranging from Spike Milligan's ‘Apple, Apple' to Kenn Nesbitt's ever popular ‘I'm Staying at Home from School Today'.
The competition, judged by well known actor, Julia Watson, and poet, David Harsent, tested the verbal skills of the girls, aged between 5 and 11.
The winners were Cara Jameson, India Bonnor-Moris, Freya Beard, Holly Low, Emma Sharp and a combined team made up of Theo Kordelas, Geena Sandhu and Pearl Eagling, who won tightly contested competitions among their year groups.
Competition judge, Julia Watson, commented: “The standard was really high and the performances emphasised the joy and sense of fun that poetry can bring into people's lives. The decisions as to who won were very difficult but everyone who participated can be delighted with their performance.”
The event also focused on providing the girls with information about the charity, Kids Kidney Research. The participating girls were asked to consider how fundraising for this charity can be developed in their school as part of a long term commitment that the Falcons School for Girls and the Alpha Plus Group has made to this charity.