Many thanks to Amal Fund of the Said Foundation and Samuel Butler Educational Foundation for making the whole event possible!
So this year we have two sets of winners!
Best team Hermitage
Best line St Pauls Group poem: I am the size of an ant but have dreams as big as an elephant
Best Poem St Elizabeth (Kuro)
Best Solo Performance St Saviours (Ibrahim)
Best image created Thomas Buxton team: a wonderful range of different family images
Most Noise Olga
Outstanding effort Olga (Fatou)
Best team William Davis
Best line Arnhem wharf (Zayaan) “We don’t have a mascot but what represents us is love”
Best Poem Woolmore (Ibrahim)
Best Solo Performance Osmani (Summeet)
Best image created Lansbury Lawrence Group: “I am a leafless tree, swaying in the wind”
Most Noise William Davis
Outstanding effort Cayley – the youngest class (year 4)
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.