Plymouth Poetry Festival

On Tuesday 15th November a group of Tavistock College students along with Mrs McCarty took part in the Plymouth Poetry Festival. This long established event marks a celebration of poetry and was where Cyrus Larcombe-Moore won a trophy last year prior to his Foyles Poetry Award this year.

The judges were extremely complimentary about the students presentation, communication confidence and overall performances and also gave tips for the future. Connie Ballard in Year 9 won the Joshua McCarty Cup and 1st prize in the Novice Speaking of Verse class for her rendition of ‘Do not stand at my grave and weep’ by Mary Elizabeth Fyre . Issey Hillman was commended in 2nd place and Heidi Turnock, Laura Oldfield and Lily Walke all commended and in 3rd. Students enjoyed their experience including watching all the other performances in their class and are keen to return next year and enter a wider range of classes