Alcester Academy girls crowned Warwickshire poetry slam champions

Redditch Advertiser: WINNERS: Rosie Baldwin, Eloise Chester, Ellie Short, Ruby Smith, Millie Foster, Charlotte Clements, Jasmine Danks. WINNERS: Rosie Baldwin, Eloise Chester, Ellie Short, Ruby Smith, Millie Foster, Charlotte Clements, Jasmine Danks.

GIRLS at Alcester Academy have won Warwickshire Schools’ Poetry Slam competition.

The students composed a poem about how the powers Marvel superheroes were nothing compared to those of their own mums.

Eloise Chester, Ellie Short, Ruby Smith, Millie Foster, Jasmine Danks, Rosie Baldwin and Charlotte Clements fought off competition from other schools throughout the county including runners-up Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College in Bedworth and Stratford-Upon-Avon school which came third.

Pupils had the chance to write raps, rhyming poems and to think about how words sound.

The poetry slam final was held at the Warwick Bridge Theatre and hosted by the former Poet Laureate for Birmingham, Spoz.

The three practising poets judged the event.

Teams from St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Nicholas Chamberlain, North Leamington, Alcester Academy and Stratford-Upon-Avon school attended the final.

Spoz visited schools over the last few months where he led poetry workshops.

Each school in Warwickshire was invited to attend this event

This year’s theme was inspiration.

Boys from the school also took part in the event.

The Academy would like to congratulate both teams on their performances.

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