Surbiton High School

Circling in Straight Lines

Last week, the results of the HMC National Poetry Competition 2013 were announced. Now, this is not a new Government initiative to introduce verse into Her Majesty’s Customs and excise – or, as it is now known, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – we all know there is no taxable revenue in poetry! HMC is the Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference – a gathering of principals from 200+ of the top independent schools across the globe. This year it scored a sizeable coup by snaffling as judge of the competition Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Thousands of entries arrived from Sixth …read more