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Windhill21 Primary School pupils make poetic waves in performance poetry slam at South Mill Arts





Windhill21 Primary School celebrated its love of performance poetry by hosting a poetry slam at South Mill Arts.

A total of 240 children took to the stage, each class at the Bishop’s Stortford school showcasing a variety of styles and interpretations.

Performances included classics like If by Rudyard Kipling and The Watchers by Joel Coelho, which were enjoyed by all in attendance.

Sarah Wood, head of school and organiser of poetry slams at Windhill and across Bishop’s Stortford, said: “Oracy is one of our school ‘drivers’ and is woven throughout our curriculum.

“Connecting the love of poetry with oracy and giving our pupils the opportunity to perform on stage with lights and music not only develops their confidence but creates a lasting memory for them.”

Special guest was rap poet Kimba, and, as usual, the teachers performed a showcase finale at the event, which was held on Thursday June 27.

Windhill21 teachers perform He Just Can’t Kick It With His Foot! by Paul Cookson
Windhill21 teachers perform He Just Can’t Kick It With His Foot! by Paul Cookson
Year 5 class Malala performing If by Rudyard Kipling
Year 5 class Malala performing If by Rudyard Kipling
Year 6 class Kahlo performing The Day The War Came
Year 6 class Kahlo performing The Day The War Came
Kimba the rap poet
Kimba the rap poet
Year 3 class Handel performing Television by Roald Dahl
Year 3 class Handel performing Television by Roald Dahl

All photos supplied by Windhill21 Primary School



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