St Andrews 2016 Poetry Slam

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On the afternoon of Thursday 19th May, St. Andrews’s parents, teachers and students were once again wowed by some fantastic poetry performances from talented year 5, 6, 7 and 8 students, during the St. Andrews annual poetry slam competition.

Richard Van Oostaijen performs his own poem ‘A Lone Wolf’.
Richard Van Oostaijen performs his own poem ‘A Lone Wolf’.

All the students who performed at the finals of the poetry slam showed great skill, talent, and courage, and the standard of the performances was, once again, incredibly high. Many students were inspired by the poet Harry Baker, a National Poetry Slam winner, who visited the school earlier in the month.

In the end the judges found it extremely difficult to choose the top three winners in each year group as well as the overall winner. As Mr Stothard, one of the judges, said, “I was absolutely blown away by the high standard of the performances. All the finalists took to the stage and moved the audience in some way and in the end it was really difficult to decide the overall winners.”

Megan Davies (Year 7).
Megan Davies (Year 7).

The Poetry Slam Competition is one of the many extra curricular competitions held at St. Andrews School, Green Valley which gives students the opportunity to write and perform their own poems and develop their presentation skills.

Sharon Negus, one of the parents said, “I think this is a fantastic event, the students who performed were entertaining, inspiring and extremely talented. Events like these justify why St. Andrews International School, Green Valley is such an outstanding school.”