Junior Poetry Slam 2020

With twelve schools taking part this year, we held two Junior Poetry Slams on Thursday 6th February at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green.

Many thanks to Amal Fund of the Said Foundation and Samuel Butler Educational Foundation for making the whole event possible!

Sign up now to take part next year!  Working in partnership with the Amal Fund, whose aim is to increase visibility of Muslim creativity in the community, we are seeking out and training Poet Coaches from the Muslim community to work with primary schools and give children in our schools role models they can identify with, as well as work with established artists such as Kat Francois and Steve Tasane.

Our new coaches this year are Amina Jama,  Rakeya Fetuga, Abdullahi Muhammed, Muneera Williams and Shagufta Kiqbal.


This year we have two sets of winners!

Morning slam

Best team : Hermitage School : Watch Hermitage School’s performance

Best line : St Pauls  School (Group) : “I am the size of an ant but have dreams as big as an elephant” : Watch St Pauls School’s performance

Best Poem : St Elizabeth School (Kuro) : Watch St Elizabeth School’s performance

Best Solo Performance : St Saviours  School (Ibrahim) : Watch St Saviours School’s performace

Best image created : Thomas Buxton School (Group): a wonderful range of different family images :

Most Noise : Olga School : Watch Olga School’s performance

Outstanding effort : Olga  School (Fatou)

Afternoon Slam

Best team : William Davis School : Watch William Davis School’s performance

Best line : Arnhem Wharf School (Zayaan)  “We don’t have a mascot but what represents us is love” : Watch Arnhem Wharf School’s performance

Best Poem : Woolmore School (Ibrahim) : Watch Woolmore School’s performance

Best Solo Performance : Osmani School (Summeet) : Watch Osmani School’s performance

Best image created : Lansbury Lawrence School (Group): “I am a leafless tree, swaying in the wind” : Watch Lansbury Lawrence School’s performance

Most Noise : William Davis School

Outstanding effort : Cayley School : the youngest class (year 4) : Watch Cayley School’s performance

Opening Times

Opening times

Please note that the PDC building is currently closed for access. The library will not be open during this time but staff can be reached via email or the web form.

We will update the website once the library re-opens which we expect to be from Monday 4th December.

Term time Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Fridays and holidays: 9am to 4:30pm