Eighteen of our outstanding linguists at Barnhill recently demonstrated their talents in the prestigious Spanish poetry competition, Poesiae, which drew participation from 250 schools worldwide. This incredible event serves as a platform not only for linguistic excellence but also for the development of oracy skills and self-confidence. We celebrated their achievements in an assembly, where certificates were awarded to all participants. It was a moment of pride and accomplishment for everyone involved.
We are thrilled to share some insights from our students about their experience in this enriching competition:
I chose to join the poesiae Spanish poem competition becaue I thought it would be a great opportunity to bring out creativity between art and languages. The poem I chose was: “Con tal de que duermas” by Gabriela Mistra. I thought that there was a lo of imagery and ideas which can enhance both subjects in the most positive and beautiful way. I as also motivated by understanding and analysing Spanish poems to increase my vocabulary.
Neha Year 9
I chose to participated because I was motivated by the opportunity to draw many drafts and this would increase my creativity skills.
Amina Year 9
I love Spanish poetry because it shows lot’s of diversity of Spanish culture and Spanish language. I find it amazing that words can reveal a beautiful picture about people, history, and daily things in life. One day I would like to travel all around the world to learn and understand people and languages.
Venka Year 10
The reason I decided to participate in poetry competition was because I have some real problem with pronunciation in Spanish. I participated to improve pronunciations. The poem I selected was called "La playa tiene una torrea" by Antonio Machado.
Gurleen Year 10