Nowadays we live in an age of science; an age of knowledge, instead of shrewdness. This has brought numerous extraordinary things. However, science is incapable, and continuously will be, of clarifying the beginnings of time and the universe, the root of life, or how it could be that human creatures may, at last, get to be able of living in fair and genuine ways with one another. For these sorts of questions, questions not of fact or theory, but of our humanity, poetry will always be essential.
This is the reason why our students from 3rd grade to 8th grade took part in a poetry recitation contest organized by the ESU (English Speaking Union) and hosted at Saint George’s school on October 17th and 18th.
Eager to participate, our students received a list of poems, chose one and then practiced it. They had the support of teachers and classmates, who encouraged this attractive way to express feelings and emotions.
On the day of the event, they did it greatly. Special congratulations to Olivia Urrutia who, chosen among the 6 finalists, got the 4th place.
Enthusiasm, courage, and passion are some of the qualities of all our participants. We acknowledge their participation and thank their commitment. We hope they continue taking part in this amazing and challenging activity.
This year´s participants were:
3A Cayetana Fernández - “Mother’s Plea” by Lee Bennett Hopkins
3B Laura Calderón - “Mother’s Plea” by Lee Bennett Hopkins
4A Martina Guiloff - “I Saw a Sloth Play Soccer” by Kenn Nesbitt
4B Rosario Celedón - “Eletelephony” by Laura Richards
5A Victoria Araneda - “Every Time I Climb a Tree” by David McCord
5B Esperanza Pons - “Crayons: A Rainbow Poem” by Jane Yolen
6A Antonia Michelsen - “Fireflies” by Carolyn Hall - Read
6B Sofía Jiménez - “The Starfish” by David McCord
7A Ignacia Yévenes - “The Quarrel” by Maxine Kumin
7B Florencia Silva - “The Fly” by William Blake.
8A María José Santibáñez - “The tyger” by William Blake
8B Olivia Urrutia - “The world” by William Brightly Rands.