Our Year 4 pupils participated in the Junior SLAMbassadors project, run by the Schools Library Service and The Poetry Society.
The programme uses the theme of Identity to encourage participants to think about the diversity of the world around them; from the local to the global. It allows them to make links between their motherlands and the east end of London, and explore their place in the world. It focuses not only on the pupils’ literacy and oracy, but also crucially on their emotional literacy.
Our children had two days of whole-class poetry workshops, performed their poems in a school assembly and then at the Slambassadors Finale in Rich Mix in Shoreditch. On top of that, Sumeet (Year 4 Saffron) won the Poetry Society Award for the Best Solo Performance! Well done Sumeet and all of you who participated, performed and made us proud!