The Junior SLAM is run by the Schools Library Service and The Poetry Society and has engaged primary school children in Tower Hamlets for several years now. It is a project that will focus not only the participants’ literacy and oracy, but also crucially on their emotional literacy.
The 2023 Slam is supported by Arts Council England and the Samuel Butler Educational Foundation
Schools taking part received :
INSET training for up to 3 staff members
2 days of workshops with a poet in your school
Performance day at the SLAM Finale
For more information about the slam, email : email@example.com
Slam performances 2023
Following their coaching, pupils took to the RichMix stage putting on solo and group performances. Performance poet Kat Francois returned as our MC on the day.
Wednesday 8th February (AM)
Hermitage School : Winner ‘Most supportive school’
Watch Hermitage School's performance
Osmani School : Winner ‘Best Performance (Solo)’ for Faathema
Watch Osmani School's performance
St Annes & Guardian Angels (class 1) : Winner ‘Best Line (solo)’ for Sophia “Patchiness and scratchiness”
Watch St Annes & Guardian Angels (class 1) School's performance