KS3 SLAMbassadors 2017

KS3quote 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Said Foundation, through their new Amal Project, is to help fund our annual KS3 Slambassadors Poetry Slam that the Schools Library Service delivers in partnership with the Poetry Society each year.

The aim of the grant is to celebrate the diversity of Muslim cultures through art and education, and so this year’s workshop leaders will be chosen from new and exciting British Muslim poets identified as a result of this project.

Pupils work with the visiting poets to write and perform their own poetry using the theme “identity”, and the best performances from our Slam are entered into the National SLAMbassadors final later in the year.

We have had several national winners from Tower Hamlets schools including NAGA (Oaklands School), Sadia Ahmed (Swanlea School), PACE (Oaklands School), Samilah Naira (Mulberry Girls School) and last year the wonderful Cold Fire Crew from Bow School.

The Slam is part of the Schools Library Service Creative Literature Package, and so secondary schools who have already signed up for this will receive a refund to reflect the funding received.

Secondary Schools who do not have a subscription to the Schools Library Service are invited to take part at a much reduced cost – the amount depending on how many schools wish to take part.

The Slam consists of:

  • 2-day masterclass with students from across the school years
  • Performance/ assembly from the spoken word poet
  • INSET for teaching and library staff
  • A Showcase slam event at Soho Theatre on Thursday 6th July 2017
  • Filmed poems entered into the national youth slam championships and uploaded to the SLAMbassador You Tube page (with consent)

Please contact the Schools Library Service by Friday 12th May to take part this year.

  • email : gillian.harris@towerhamlets.gov.uk
  • phone : 020 7364 6428
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