Year 7 Pupil Wins Regional Round of Poetry by Heart Competition

Posted by SJV - Tuesday 19 May 2020

The winner of the first Rich’s Poetry by Heart competition, which took place back in February, has gone on to win first prize in the county section. A video of Tate Franz’s fantastic renditions were put forwarded to the external judges, who gave the following feedback:

Poem 1: Jabberwocky: Tate offered a captivating performance, bringing out the essence of the poem through varied and dynamic intonation.

Poem 2: Pike: Tate conveyed the essence of this poem in a very thoughtfully paced and mature recitation.

Well done to Tate and all the Year 7 competitors!

Poetry By Heart is an initiative supported by the Department for Education, which aims to inspire students in schools and colleges to learn and to recite poems by heart. You can find out more on the website at