South Yorkshire Schools Poetry Slam Victory!
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Tuesday 17th July 2012

On Monday 16th July, 11 students from Years 7 and 8 went to Sheffield Hallam University for the finals of the South Yorkshire Schools Poetry Slam. Previously, the students were carefully selected from a group of 60, who worked alongside two poets who came into school in March. They then attended a workshop session last week, the aim of which was to encourage students to use their creativity and imagination when writing poetry, and to focus on how poetry can be performed and enjoyed.
The exceptional standard of poetry that the students produced was well and truly proven, when Wickersley’s first poetry slam team, The Whizz Kids, came first! They beat 7 other South Yorkshire schools in the final to win the well-deserved trophy.

Huge congratulations to:

• Danielle Marsh
• Olivia Woodcock
• Claudia Woodward
• Caitlin Deakin
• Georgia Sulej
• Alice Winch
• Simmi Chopra
• Emily O’Boyle
• Grace McCaffery
• Mia Fox
• Charlotte Green

Have a look at the following website to find out more about the project and the idea of the poetry slam.

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