The Junior Slambassadors Finale took place on Thurs 8th Feb at the Waterside Theatre of Bow School, with three primary schools competing for prizes that included best group performance (Olga), best poem (Woolmore), best line in a poem (Lansbury Lawrence) and best solo performance (Sabirin Saheba, Woolmore).
Nazmia Jamal and Joelle Taylor of the Poetry Society expertly MC’d the event, with a guest performance from Charlotte Sonnex of Central Foundation Girls School, who was one of the 8 national winners of the senior Slambassadors last year.
As usual, the quality of both the poetry written by the children during their poetry workshops and the delivery of the poetry in performance was stunning, with children speaking loudly and clearly and with passion, and mostly without notes!
A big thank you to Tracy Smith of Tower Hamlets Education Partnership who joined Gillian Harris of the Schools Library Service and Nazmia on the panel of judges.
Schools can sign up for the 2019 Slam via SLAonline now!