Poetry Slam

Hands in the air
Hands in the air

Story:Alice Carder

Children from Burngreave took part in a poetry slam at Burngreave library on December 7th. They performed their own poetry in the ‘poetry jukebox’ at the event led by children’s poet Matt Black.

Matt, who has been writing poetry since he was seven, says,

“The children learn that language is integral to our lives. They learn about each other and gain a lot of confidence from writing and performing in groups”.

The Speaking Tube
The Speaking Tube

The next poetry slam at Burngreave Library is on February 17th from 2pm-4pm. Matt is also looking for young people interested in poetry and rapping to take part in a hip-hop poetry slam. For more details and more poems, see: http://www.matt-black.co.uk

All of the children’s poems are now up in the library.

'My Street'

by Ella Neal

My street has loads of people
and most of them are my friends.
We all like to read and some like to mess about
and go to the toilet all the time.
We all like to eat apples well most of us.
We go to Firs Hill School. We like to go on trips
I want to go and see seals with Maya.

'My Wishing Star'

by Kael Steele

My wishing star is bright
And it lights up the night.
It makes my dreams come true
, And it is for me and you.

'The silliest thing I ever did: A true story'

by Riona Shergold

I was sitting in class one day,
When suddenly I got blown away.
Across the mountains, across the sea,
And people started to look at me.
I felt a bit embarrassed I did,
As the people started to bid,
For a picture of me flying,
And I felt really like crying.
I started humming the star wars theme,
Then I found it was only a dream.
I got myself detention, with a boy called Sid,
And that was the silliest thing I ever did!!

Kids poetry slam at Burngreave Library
2:00pm to 4:00pm Wednesday 17 February 2010

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