Poetry Slam 2016
National Poetry Day, the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical, took place on Thursday 6 October 2016.
It is an initiative of the Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and widens its audience. Bringring together leading poetry, literacy and literary organisations around a shared purpose: promoting the enjoyment, discovery and sharing of poetry.
This year the Learning Resources Centre hosted a “Poetry Slam” as part of Citizenship Day at HWGA
We had a good turnout in the library and it was nice to see a combination of both staff & students sharing their love of poetry on the microphone.
We had students representing from years 7, 8, 10 & 11. All will receive house points for taking part. The three- judge panel gave feedback and chose R. Rowe & C. Brooks as the best performance poets of the event. But I believe all who took part were winners; I personally could not have chosen a winner. The poetry was of such a high standard.
Miss Orton – Library Manager
For more photographs of the event please click HERE