Last week the English Department and the Library joined forces to run the inaugural BGS Poetry Slam competition. All of the Year 8 students were involved, with the competition being the final event in their poetry unit. After initially listening to Josh Donellan, Queensland’s 2015 Slam Poetry Champion, all boys in the year level wrote their own poems and then selected two boys to perform on the day. Additionally, each class chose a student to judge alongside two of our Senior English teachers.
The whole event was a lot of fun, with boys performing to a packed lunchtime audience, a challenge in itself. In fact, it was so successful that the Year 11 boys have now asked for their own Poetry Slam in 2016!