Pupils well-versed in final
CHILDREN at Gayhurst School in Gerrards Cross have been hailed for their performance in the Prose and Verse Competition final.
This year the event was presided over by headmaster of the Royal Grammar School (RGS), Philip Wayne, and supported by director of development Isabella Bennett.
Mr Wayne has previously been headmaster at John Hampden Grammar School and Chesham Grammar School, his post at RGS having only been taken up 2015.
It took place in February at the Gerrards Cross school after weeks of preparation and auditions.
Diverse performances included poems and texts from authors such as CS Lewis, Roald Dahl and Martin Luther King.
The audience is said to have enjoyed the diversity in their entertainment, laughing one minute and having the hairs on the backs of their necks stand up the next.
Winners were chosen by Mr Wayne and Ms Bennett
September and were: Felix Collar of year four reading We May See a Creature by Roald Dahl; Elijah Orr-Ewing of year five reciting The Last Battle by C S Lewis; Adam O’Connor of year five performing Jump for Your Life by Ken Whitmore; and James Gowers and his rendition of O Captain! My Captain by Walt Whitman, who was also the overall winner of the competition.
Headmaster Andrew Sims said: “I really think today’s performances have been of the highest standard yet. What a fantastic morning.”
Philip Wayne, Headmaster of The Royal Grammar School and Director of Development Isabella Bennett with the winers, James Gowers,
Felix Collar, Elijah Orr-Ewing and Adam O’Connor