Housman Verse Prize
The Housman Verse Prize is awarded to a student annually for a piece of poetry based on a particular theme. Below is a selection of entries, with Abbah winning the 2017 competition.
- Vanessa Ip (Fifth)
- Mikhail Shabalin (Fifth)
- Ben Payne (Lower Sixth)
- Abbah Abbah (Upper Sixth)
The First World War was commemorated in Humanities during 2014 with a moving and beautiful display depicting lines of soldiers marching towards a distant goal, while below their feet the iconic image of the British Legion poppy is repeated in memory of the dead.
Each poppy is a contribution from a pupil, visitor, member of staff or parent, representing a wide-ranging perspective on conflict. Some commemorate individuals while others hold a single quotation; all are powerful.
The Wall was constructed by teacher Lucy McKee in Summer 2014, marking a century since the declaration of war in July 1914. It was taken down in Summer 2015.