Bromsgrove school's young poets scoop top prize once again

Bromsgrove Advertiser: POETRY CHAMPIONS: Freya Whiteley, Amy Dennistoun, Jenny Hawkes, Hattie Moseley and Jess Goodchild, members of the South Bromsgrove High School's team which has won the annual Worcestershire Poetry Slam. SP POETRY CHAMPIONS: Freya Whiteley, Amy Dennistoun, Jenny Hawkes, Hattie Moseley and Jess Goodchild, members of the South Bromsgrove High School's team which has won the annual Worcestershire Poetry Slam. SP

STUDENTS at a Bromsgrove school have been celebrating after another success in an annual poetry competition.

A team of year nine students from South Bromsgrove High School competed at the annual Worcestershire Poetry Slam held at the Artrix theatre on Thursday, (July 10).

The pupils were in competition with their counterparts from others schools across the county, who were all challenged to write and perform an original poem in front of judges.

The youngsters' poem was about true female role models, and was created during a recent poetry slam held at the Charford Road-based school, which was led by poet Giovani Spoz Esposito.

The poem wowed the judges, and the school was named the competition winners for the fourth time in four years.

Michaela Williams, English teacher at South Bromsgrove High, said: "They were really awesome on the night and we are all so proud of them here at South."

Paul Topping, South Bromsgrove's headteacher, added: "South Bromsgrove’s continuing success in poetry slam demonstrates that we are enabling a culture in which young people can be bold writers of rich and demanding poetry.

"Long may poetry be allowed to come to life at our school.”

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