Budding writers take centre stage at inter-school poetry slam

Sheringham Primary School 'Savages' poetry group (from left): Jess, Nelson, Max, Noah and MollyPhoto

Sheringham Primary School 'Savages' poetry group (from left): Jess, Nelson, Max, Noah and MollyPhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

An inter-school poetry slam held at Sheringham Little Theatre saw five north Norfolk primary schools perform self-penned work in front of a panel of judges.

Sheringham Primary performance poets, who won best overall at an annual poetry slam organised by chi

Sheringham Primary performance poets, who won best overall at an annual poetry slam organised by children's arts organisation FalconPhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Now in its second year, the project is funded by children's arts charity Falcon, Young Norfolk Arts Festival and Glaven Valley Arts Society.

It was launched a few weeks ago with a series of workshops run by Norwich-based poet and scriptwriter Molly Naylor.

Sheringham Primary School 'Moon Walkers' poetry group (from left): Isaac, Darcey, Daisy and MaddiePh

Sheringham Primary School 'Moon Walkers' poetry group (from left): Isaac, Darcey, Daisy and MaddiePhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Primary School was named best team overall, with the performance award going to Cromer Junior School, best writing prize going to to Langham Village School and best team performance handed to Holt Primary School.

Top team for writing was St Mary's School, Roughton, who also won the 'most imaginative' award, while best audience reaction went to Holt Primary School. Youngsters also had a chance to quiz performance poet Luke Wright, who appeared on stage before hosting a question and answer session.


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