After 10 weeks of writing, editing and rehearsal, rehearsal, rehearsal this week saw the BLC Poetry Slam competition day arrive and our 10 school teams gathered at The Ritzy cinema in screen 1 on Tuesday morning. A fantastic atmosphere from the start as our poetry workshop leaders Adisa, Joshua Seigal, Neal Zetter and Kat Francois introduced and entertained us with an inspiring morning of poetry. Their poems were good, of course, but the real stars were the 10 teams of children who’s standard of work was extraordinary. The children not only showed their writing talents, but every child performed with confidence and demonstrated teamwork at its best. St Saviour’s CE Primary wrote and performed the winning poem and went home with shining medals around their necks – well done St Saviours. However, every child performing was a winner on Tuesday morning. Huge thanks goes to our judging panel of established theatre and poetry writers and performers Joe Coehloe, Dan Cockrill and Linda Miller and to all the school staff who have worked on the project all term, nurturing the children’s talents. Look out for the poems on subsequent blog posts!