The standard of competition in our Year 8 Poetry Slam is getting stronger each year and now we know why – our Year 7 boys are outstanding storytellers and performers and this is feeding through!
At our second annual Year 7 Story Slam both teachers and judges were astonished, firstly by how well-written the boys’ ballads were; secondly by how well the boys had memorised their ballads, and thirdly by how well they performed them for the audience.
Each class had a member represented in the competition who had written their own ballad as part of their English course. Story Slam representatives were chosen through an in class vote after all students had performed their original ballad to their individual class. This years ballads featured themes such as kayaking, the forgotten ANZACs, school and even talking moles. 7F’s representative Jaden took home the 2018 title with a passionate retelling of an intense Mahjong match against his Aunty. After such marvelous performances it will be exciting to see what the Year 8 students can create come term 4 during their Poetry Slam.