Year 8 Student Featured On National Poetry Website

Posted by SJV - Monday 7 December 2020

Year 8 Student Tate Franz is featured on the Poetry By Heart advent calendar today, reciting the poem The Computer’s First Christmas Card by Edwin Morgan, which was written in 1968. Use the following link and click on the ‘watch video’ icon to see Tate’s recital:

Poetry By Heart were very impressed by Tate’s contribution, saying: “Thanks so much, we have received the video and it's brilliant! Very impressed with how Tate handled that poem, not an easy one to recite!”

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