Junior Poetry Slam 2021

11 schools competed for prizes over two slams on Thursday 10th June.

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!

Morning Finale

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

Afternoon finale

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

Opening Times

Opening times

Term time Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Fridays and holidays: 9am to 4:30pm

Christmas holiday

23rd December to 1st January : CLOSED