Poetry Slam at DeWarenne Academy

De Warenne Academy Poetry Slam winner, year 8 student, Hollie Carrington.
De Warenne Academy Poetry Slam winner, year 8 student, Hollie Carrington.
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Conisbrough DeWarenne Academy year 7 and 8 students became competitive wordsmiths in front of an audience when a day of Slam Poetry was held.

The students created poetry in groups or as individuals, practised and performed in workshops of their year group and were judged as a real entrant in a Poetry Slam.

The winners from each year group went through to the second round and performed in front of an audience of 60.

This resulted in 12 students being chosen to go to the final round in Sheffield in July to compete against other schools from South Yorkshire. Principal Gill Pollard, said: “It was an inspiring day for the students and staff involved.

Students were creative, innovative and worked hard in the workshops in order to compete in the Slam.

Not only were all students enthusiastic and energetic towards creating and performing their own poetry, but they were supportive and encouraging towards their peers.

“The visitors commented that they had rarely seen such support and encouragement between students like they had at De Warenne Academy and we are proud of every student who took part.

A successful day, which will hopefully give rise to success in Sheffield in the summer”.