Family of Schools Poetry Slam

21st March 2023

Children from schools in Otley and Bramhope came together this week to work with poet, Andy Craven-Griffiths and become performance poets for the day.

Just over 100 students from years 3 to 7 worked in collaborative teams, facilitated by Andy, to write and rehearse their own poems, before performing their work to an audience of parents and careers in a Poetry Slam.

Westgate took four teams, from Y3, 4, 5 & 6!

The day was hosted by Prince Henry's Grammar School. We hoped that today would inspire children and build their confidence and the Slam definitely achieved that. It showcased the children's imagination and creativity and it was a joy to see them perform for an audience. Andy was great fun to work with, and so skilled at getting students to generate and improve ideas. We are so lucky to be part of a group of schools that values the Arts and works together in this way.