‘ an event that brings poetry into the memory and affections of the young in a way that will make it a lifelong possession and value’. [Seamus Heaney]
Maryfield students Jane Keyes (Senior Category) and Róisín Ferguson (Intermediate Category) achieved great success at the regional heats of The Poetry Aloud Competition which took place in The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street Dublin on the 23rd of October. Both students were awarded places in the semi-finals on the 16th and 17th November.
The prescribed poems in this year’s nationwide competition commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Patrick Kavanagh. Participants were required to recite two poems: one from the prescribed list and one of their own choosing from the prescribed anthologies.
Eighteen Maryfield students entered this competition and all students were flawless in the articulation of their poems from memory. This was a great achievement for all who participated in this prestigious event.
Junior Category Entrants: First Years and Second Years
Elisa Boby 1L, Jamuna Senthuran 1S, Aoife Kehoe 2R, Kate O’Connor 2R, Nicole Mare 2R, Nina Roe 2R
Intermediate Category – Third Years and Transition Years
Gráinne Tancred 3K, Leah Su Whelan 3K, Saoirse Dunne 3K, Róisín Ferguson 3K, Sara Coogan 3L, Lorna Lawless 3L, Shelby Cullen 3L, Susan Marmion 3S, Abbey Byrne 4R, Sally O’Driscoll 4R
Jane Keyes 5L
The ccommitment shown by all participants listed above, as well as the support of class audiences and staff, have all contributed to the success of this prestigious event.
Thank you. Ms Whyte and Ms Maguire