The students of the 3e international took part in a poetry competition called Poetry by Heart. The official competition is only for English schools, so we organized an unofficial one, here in the International section !
Each team had to learn two poems, one from pre-World War I, one from after. Each person presented his or her poem to two judges who evaluated the performance, one accuracy judge who checked for inaccuracies and a prompter. After the second round, each team selected one member to represent them in the finals.
For the finals, seven contestants recited their favourite poem to the judges and the audience.
The video won first prize in our competition. Enjoy Chloé Thomas-Smith reciting « The Cleaner » by U.A. Fanthorpe (1984)