Leeds West Academy

WRAT Poetry Slam

On 16th June, Year 8 students from Leeds West Academy attended the White Rose Academies Trust Poetry Slam final at Chapel FM.

The students, who performed live on air, won the award trophy for Best Line. Academy Librarian Ms Black said: "This was such an uplifting event, to see so many talented and accomplished performances and so much mutual respect between opposing teams."

Performance poetry included 'All kinds of Foundation', written by Alissa  and Olivia, received an award for best line.  As the girls were unable to attend the event, the poem was performed by Malikam, Grace , Edie and Milla.

'Perfect' was written by Malika, Edie, Grace, Charley, Lauren, Milla and Olivia. 'League of Animals' was written by Liam, Jake, Lewis, Declan and Martin and performed on the night by Liam, Jake and Kalub (stepping in to support at the last minute).

Ms Black added: "Our students displayed maturity and enthusiasm, supporting each other and showing great sportsmanship towards the other teams."