Poetry Recital

PORG International School Poetry Recital

One of the toughest things you can do at any age is to stand up in front of a big group of people and hold their attention. They are all looking at you, the pressure is high, one small mistake could make you feel really bad!

So we would like to congratulate all of our pupils from Years 1 to 5 who not only chose and memorised a poem in English but then stood up in front of the rest of the school and recited it.

Now, some of our pupils are natural performers who loved the attention and had a great time - we could see it in the whole of their performances. Others, however, had to dig really deep to find the courage to do it and they walked away with a much bigger feeling of accomplishment.

Whether you love the attention or you're afraid of it, the annual poetry recital is a huge confidence builder. Once the children have done it for the first time, they know what to expect and their self-confidence increases every time.

Year 6 played a special role this year as well. They were all working hard to pass entrance exams for their next schools so didn't have time to learn a poem. Instead, they had the heavy responsibility of judging the performances. They had a set of criteria to work from and had to make sure they were impartial and fair. It was a new experience for them as well and they were splendid!

You can find more photos of the recital in our Facebook album, here.