Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils took part in the annual Lady Royd Poetry and Handwriting Festival on Friday 6 March.
Each class selected a poem to learn which they then presented to the invited audience of fellow pupils, staff, family and friends at the Poetry Recital held in the afternoon.
With the standard of entries very high this year, the judging proved to be very difficult. 1L were therefore delighted to be awarded overall winners for their outstanding recital of ‘The Giant’s Accidents’ by Charles Thomson, with a highly commended awarded to 2L who recited the hilarious, intergalactic poem ‘Aliens Stole my Underpants’ by Brian Moses.
KS2 overall winners were 6P with a beautiful recital of ‘Today is Very Boring’ by Jack Prelutsky whilst 4L were highly commended for their adaptation of ‘A Nonsense Alphabet’ by Edward Lear.
Individual year group prizes went to: Leyah Al-Ali (Year 3), Isa Ijaz (Year 4), Leah Khan (Year 5) and Aaisha Bashir (Year 6)
In order to help pupils learn each of the class poems, pupils had been initially tasked with copying out the chosen poem in their neatest handwriting. These pieces were then submitted for the first part of the Festival – the Handwriting Competition, and displayed around the school for parents to view.
The individual winners in the Handwriting Competition were;
Year 1: Aishah Shafiq and Humaira Saghir
Year 2: Rehan Khan and Nida-Ul Haque
Year 3: Myleesha Khaleeq and Aleena Nazir
Year 4: Hanaa Majid and Naba Zafran
Year 5: Halimah Sadia and Husna Hussain
Year 6: Maleeha Khaleeq and Aamna Rafaqat
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