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Pilgrims’ Recita: Verse Speaking Competition ​​​​​​​


It takes an incredible trust in yourself to tackle a poem – sometimes from another era and in a second language – and to live with that poem until it becomes part of you. Every boy at Pilgrims' from Years 3 to 8 rose to the challenge, selecting their poems with care and putting a great deal of time into their learning. 

This culminated in a wonderful Recita in which each of the class finalists performed to their peers and teachers. The hard work and dedication of all the boys contributes immeasurably to the literacy and culture of Pilgrims' and I would like to commend each and every one. Thank you, too, to Mrs Pacey and Mr Du Plessis for adjudicating the Senior Finals - they had a very difficult task, indeed! 

Huge congratulations to each of our winners, runners up and honourable mentions.

Senior Recita Winner, 2022: 
Harry H, Year 7 

Junior Recita Winner, 2022:  
William S, Year 5 

Runners Up:  
Kesley M and William G, Year 7 
Yan Z, Year 6 
Yashk P, Year 5 
Barney S, Year 4 
Rio C, Year 3 

Honourable Mentions: 
Thomas R, Year 7 
Alfie W, Year 6 


Junior Winners and Finalists



Senior Winners and Finalists
Sarah Adkin
Director of Studies / Head of English

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