The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery, Leinster Rd, Basildon, SS15 5NQ
We were delighted to host a Poetry Slam, for the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), at The Phoenix Primary School and Nursery this morning. The theme was ‘My Voice – Let Me Be Heard’, which was particularly appropriate as we emerge from the isolation of the pandemic. Children were inspired by a multitude of current world issues, such as: COVID; the injustice of war, deforestation and homelessness, to name a few. We were lucky enough to welcome a local author, Holly Wadsworth-Hill, and West End performer, Sophia Ragavelas, to the judging panel. They were blown away by the children’s performances and had a difficult time deciding on the ‘Best Poem’ and ‘Best Performance’ for each year group. Georgia and Kiera from Year 4, and Emily and Sanam from Year 5, represented our school extremely well and we are so proud of all of their efforts. It was such an amazing morning and it was extremely rewarding to see the children from the schools across the MAT come together for this very special event. We are looking forward to Poetry Slam 2023!