Inaugural French Verse Speaking Competition at Moreton Hall

Inaugural French Verse Speaking Competition at Moreton Hall

Moreton Hall played host to over 100 children for its inaugural 'French Verse Speaking Competition' last Friday (November 9th). Children from schools in Shropshire and Cheshire of ages 9-13 recited French poetry at Moreton's first competition of its kind. 'We are host to the Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose each year and all of our girls are involved in Spoken English classes', explains Head of French, Lesley Eyre. 'We thought it would a fun challenge to extend this to the French lessons.  We were delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the participating schools.'

Account of the Day from Annie Nicholls:

Bonjour! On the 9th of November a large number of Moreton Hall girls took part in the French verse speaking competition. This was the first time that Moreton had held such an event and it was a great success. Pupils from schools such as Packwood, Prestfelde and Terra Nova all competed in our competition. There were two or three poems that you could choose for your class which was according to your age (years 5 , 6, 7 & 8). The adjudicators were very nice and welcomed us up one by one to recite our poems. We had had a couple of chances to practise in class and we went through the pronunciation before the competition. I found it really good fun and think that it will be a great annual event for Moreton.

Pictured: Top - Judges Tony Woolstone from Magdalen College School and Patsy Musto, former ESB Examiner with Eliza Kiel and Antonia Nicholls. Below - all prize winners.