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Festival of the Spoken Word Winners

Festival of the Spoken Word Winners

by Emma Muir -
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Last week the English department hosted the Festival of the Spoken Word, where three finalists from Years 9-12 competed for the coveted ‘best speaker’ in their year group. The speakers were judged by Mr Roland Burrows and Mr David Bevin. Year 13 student Hamish Petersen also treated the audience to some of his spoken word poetry while the judges deliberated.

Congratulations to all of the finalists below:

Year 9
Winner: Lizzie Stevenson
Runners up: Anna Bennetto and Henry Gilbert

Year 10
Winner: April Oakley
Runners up: Jack Shatford and Samuel Verdellen

Year 11
Winner: Sydney Kininmonth
Runners up: Pippa Griffiths and Ben Cushing

Year 12
Winner: Rose Oakley
Runners up: William Lu and William Undy