by Scott Goodacre
On 11th February Jenny took to the Library floor to recite three poems: Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Colonel by Carolyn Forche and The Stretcher Bearer by Tommy Crawford. She was the first contestant to perform on the night, and had to make a quick dash back to Huddersfield immediately after performing in order to appear at the Mayor of Kirklees’ fundraising concert at Huddersfield Town Hall.
She was up against representatives from Wakefield Girl’s High School, Woodkirk Academy Leeds, Corpus Christi Catholic College, The Grammar School Leeds and Holmfirth High School at the exclusive event. Jenny won her place at the West Yorkshire County Contest after three college judges – Principal Angela Williams, Deputy Principal Helen Smithson and Student Union President Aaron Ellis – chose her as our representative following a hotly-contested recital.
Jenny is now preparing to head to London in March for the regional finals and – hopefully – the national finals a few days later.