On Tuesday, four Year 5 children attended the Pangbourne Poetry Performance Day.

Eight different Prep Schools took part in the Poetry Performance Day which teachers and pupils from Pangbourne College ran with assistance from the prep school staff attending. All awkwardness and insecurities were quickly banished with a warm up consisting of actions, unusual noises and tongue twisters, which attendees did together as one large group.

After an initial performance of a poem, the children were then split into their groups and given the choice of which poem they would like to perform. Time flew by as the groups, led by Pangbourne pupils, grasped the meaning behind the lines and how best to attract the judge’s attention when they came to perform the poem. The Pangbourne sixth form pupils helped to advise and encourage the children in their preparation, ready for their official performance which took place in the afternoon.

The Lambrook pupils competed in different groups and all worked brilliantly; they were clear in their speech, expressive in their actions and confident in their conduct. Lambrook was delighted to be in the winning team! The Lambrook pupils should be extremely proud of their work and the positive way in which they approached the day.

Pangbourne is a Senior School based to the West of Reading and we were fortunate to have Headmaster, Mr Thomas Garnier speak at our Chapel service last Saturday.

Hamish Graham

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