Posted on: June 18th 2024

LAE Student Reaches National Poetry By Heart Finals

Menabe, a talented LAE student has secured a place in the prestigious National Finals of the Poetry By Heart Competition. This remarkable achievement places her amongst the top young students in the country, all competing for the title of National Champion in their respective key stage.

The Finals will be held at the iconic Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Sunday, June 30th. Menabe will join other finalists from across the UK in reciting their chosen poems for a panel of esteemed judges. The event promises a full day of captivating poetry performances, with special guest appearances by the UK Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, and the Children's Laureate, Joe Coelho.

The Poetry By Heart Competition, open to students in key stages 2 to 5, fosters a love of poetry and public speaking. By participating in the competition, students develop confidence, performance skills, and a deeper appreciation for the power of language.

The LAE community is proud of Menabe's accomplishment and extends its best wishes for a successful performance at the Finals.