On Tuesday 12th July the Kingsbury High Slambassadors, spoken word, team took their hard work from the previous week’s workshops to The Palace theatre in Kings Cross for the London Regional spoken word poetry finals.
Three performers from Kingsbury High took to the stage alongside six other schools from North and North West London including William Ellis, Parliament Hill and Alperton Community School.
Humna, Amina and Zubeyda performed their work confidently and to great applause from an audience made up of peers and professional poets, including the award winning and internationally renowned Hollie McNish, and legend of the UK Hip-Hop scene and celebrated social commentator Akala. Both Hollie and Akala performed for the collected schools and stayed around afterwards to pass on some words of the wisdom to the young performers.
Christopher Beschi said “Our students conducted themselves in exemplary fashion and there was even time for a quick trip around the British Library to look at their collection of ancient poetry books.”
“This, third year of Slambassadors at Kingsbury High School, has been a wonderful continuation of the legacy of Slambassadors and poetry at Kingsbury High School and it was touching to see last year’s Slambassadors supporting the new cohort; none more so that Jack Petchey award winner La-Shay Green who used her winnings from the award to supply the new group with hardback notebooks in which to continue their development as writers.”
Look out for more from our Slambassadors in the new year!