14 May Poetry A-LIVE! A virtual screening
Now in its fifth year, Poetry Alive is a much-loved event at Rosey, where Roseans and usually, students from other surrounding schools, select a poem of their choice to recite for the competition. Each year we are astounded at the profound interpretations of all entries, proud of students’ confidence and conviction in their delivery. Now in a term of distance learning where this year’s competition was conducted virtually for Le Rosey, the performances were equally moving in a new way. Roseans were asked to submit video entries for their performances with the whole school invited for a “live” viewing of the finalists’ recitations held through our internal streaming service. Adjudicator Dr Edward Clarke of Oxford University provided insightful commentary to our finalists’ entries, awarding medals (from afar) to our Junior and Senior category winners and congratulating all participants.
Year upon year, the competition demands a whole school effort to ensure its success and this year, despite different circumstances, was no exception. Far more than previous editions however, this year’s event no doubt involved essential input from parents, assisting with coaching and recording their children, and eventually joining us for the live stream. This is once again a reminder of the community effort demanded for successful Distance Learning, inside and outside of the classroom.