Junior Slambassadors is brought to your schools in partnership with The Poetry Society, with support from Amal Fund of the Said Foundation and Samuel Butler Educational Foundation.
The Junior Slam places poets-in-residence within schools to coach pupils not just in writing poetry, but in group and solo performance.
Due to Covid, the events had to be held online, but the amazing Kat Francois made it feel like a live event as the emcee.
More info about Junior Slambassadors
Performances and awards!
Videos of the schools’ performances will be linked to here as soon as we receive permission forms!
Best Poem : Harbinger School – Oma Umo
“say my name in a hundred different ways”
“I am black, I am white, a million shades”
“I am me and that is enough”
Best individual Performance : Osmani School – Ayaan R
Best Line : Cayley School – Ra’Eesa
“My religion (Islam) is as peaceful as the blazing orange sunset, reflecting on the transparent ocean.”
Best Group Performance : St Saviours School – Olivia, Emmanuella, Shyamak, Joel, Aliana, Finley, Ejaz, Daniella, Alysa, Sumlina
Outstanding Effort for individual and group performances : Woolmore School
Best Support : St Pauls Whitechapel
Best Poem : St John’s School (Group Poem)
Best individual Performance : Hermitage School – Cuillin
Best Line : Lansbury Lawrence School (Kahlo class) – Imeteyez
“it’s still fresh cos it’s desh – my freshie blood is fresher than fresh water lakes”
Best Group Performance : Lansbury Lawrence School (Lichtenstein Class)
Outstanding Effort : Thomas Buxton School (Group poem)
Best Support : William Davis School