On Monday 27th June Woodside took a collection of finalists to the Thurrock Performance Poetry Competition at the Civic Hall. Following the semi-finals the previous week we had entries in 4 categories: Year 2 Individual, Year 3/4 Small Group, Year 3/4 Large Group and Year 5/6 Large Group. After an evening of top quality performances and nail-biting waits for the judges to decide, we were winners in the Year 3/4 Small Group and the Year 5/6 Large Group. Well done children and well done to the teachers who coached you. Thanks to the Gateway Learning Community who organized the event and Thurrock Local Authority who provided the judges. We were very proud of all our entrants.