Leeds West Academy

Poetry Slam Workshops

On 26th April, Year 8 took part in a Poetry Slam Workshop run by performance poet Andy Craven-Griffiths. Over 20,000 young people have benefitted from Andy's workshops since he began running them in 2007. As a poet he has performed live on stage for Glastonbury and Latitude, with broadcast readings for BBC Radio and Television. Printed work also includes poetry journals such as Magma and Ambit.

The Poetry Slam Workshop is the first stage of an inter-Academy poetry slam event. The competition will see the best poets and performers from Leeds West Academy join other White Rose Academies Trust schools for a boot camp event, before 'slamming' it out in a final which will be broadcast live from Chapel FM.

Librarian Mrs Black said: "The students today were brilliant, engaging with the tasks and producing some memorable poems and performances. Many thanks to all staff who assisted and unexpectedly provided entertainment!"