On Monday 19th January Year 8 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a Poetry Workshop with Giovanni Esposito or 'Spoz', Poet Laureate 2008. This was an all day event and involved the pupils working in small teams to produce a piece of work which they then shared with the rest of the group at the end of the session.
He helped the pupils learn all the tricks of poetry but made it humorous as well. Spoz engaged the pupils from the moment he walked in with word games such as 'Rhyming Wars' and 'Word Buddies' and how to swap words around to help rhyme. He also recited some of his own poetry to give us inspiration. There were word battles against other teams.
This was a great day and the pupils discovered that poetry can be fun and exciting. Well done to Elijah McDowell, Isaac Goss, Jack Cooke, Joe Cooke, Sam Loveridge and Teddy Cowland who came up with the winning poem.
The Poetry Slam final is at the Palace Theatre, Redditch on Tuesday 28th April 2015.