Barlby High School has finalists in SlamJam, an annual spoken word competition that has encouraged thousands of young people to share their thoughts and feelings about life through their own performance poetry.
Lillian and Blake will represent Barlby High at the SlamJam final, when they will be up against six other schools.
With schools and performing arts centres closed, this year’s event was at risk of being cancelled, but organisers were determined to ensure that young writers still had a platform to share their creative skills, ideas and experiences.
For the first time in its 11-year history, SlamJam has gone digital with more than 40 young people writing and submitting poems before participating in preliminary heats through Zoom calls.
All poems written as part of this year’s competition have been developed in response to the theme of ‘Lockdown’ and offer a valuable insight into how these unprecedented times have been perceived by young people.
The SlamJam final will have three judges in digital attendance. Prizes will be awarded to the three highest-scoring poets.
The final on July 2 will be live-streamed via the new SlamJam YouTube channel.
YR 8 reading list has been emailed to YR 8 parents today. Remember 'Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are'. With the current weather & the lockdown why not take sometime time to escape from it all in the pages of a book. @BarlbyEng@Barlby_Highpic.twitter.com/zXaC…
Just had a fabulous lesson with Year 8 students where they presented their own research on weapons of the First World War. Some shared slide shows with the class while others composed poetry. I couldn't get them off the meeting when our time was up! Fabulous. @Barlby_High
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