Artist led workshop: performance poetry in KS2, KS3 or KS4
This workshop is designed to engage larger groups (delivery can be divided into morning or afternoon sessions for up to 75 participants in each). Pupils are introduced to slam poetry and explore the role that poetry plays in popular culture. Working in teams, pupils write, perform and compete against each other in ‘rhyme battles’ on popular themes such as identity, crime, transition, anti-bullying – or subject topics such as Romeo and Juliet or Volcanoes. The day ends in an X factor style showcase, in which teachers become judges and the whole school can be invited to watch.