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Posted: 16.10.15

National Poetry Day Celebrated In Style

On Thursday, the English Department celebrated National Poetry Day with our annual Alway Poetry Reading Competition. All pupils spent a week of lessons focusing on poems based on this years’ theme of light and the twelve finalists competed as part of our Poetry Party on Thursday afternoon. Congratulations go to the winner Eluned Coleman, who read Meditations at Dawn by Indigo Williams and the runner-up Arthur Eynon who read Night-Lights but Colin Will.

The English Department held its inaugural Poetry and Pudding event on Friday, for all pupils studying Literature in the Sixth Form. These talks are designed to introduce pupils to a wider range of texts beyond those they are studying at A Level. For our first talk, Dr Gareth Evans spoke engagingly about identity and the concept of home in Alun Lewis’ poetry.

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