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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

Poetry 1   Poetry 5   Poetry 7

For more photographs of the event please click HERE