Poetry Slam : It's a double first!


At the first inter-school poetry slam held on Friday 4th March as part of the SPINE Festival 2016, the DGGS team came first!  Aliyah 9C, Afope 9C, Amy 9P and Anahita 9C wrote and performed their own original material at the competition held at Bexleyheath Central Library on Friday afternoon after weeks of preparation for this exciting event.

Competing against 7 other local schools, the girls scored very highly in both rounds of the competition and were declared the poetry slam champions 2016!

The SPINE festival which took place from 3rd-5th March encourages people of all ages to explore and express ideas creatively, to stand up and be heard.

Our students certainly rose to that challenge taking on themes that they feel passionately about and performing their poems with energy and emotion. The first poem performed by Aliyah and Afope on the thorny theme of ‘Identity’ moved members of the audience to tears!

The students participating were judged by Adam Kammerling, performance poet, Julie Andrew, Schools Improvement Officer and Felicity Carne, Strategic Leader for Work-Related Learning.

Organised by Frances Mason, Children and Families Manager for Shared Library Service for Bexley and Bromley, the Poetry Slam ran from 1.30-3.30pm and was a resounding success.  

Congratulations to all the students who took part and thank you to those who came along to support the team!

Wendy Mackenzie
Teaching Assistant: English

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