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Once upon a rhyme

21 November 2019

Westminster City School pupils will take part in a national poetry competition, following workshops led by a well-known performance poet.

The brilliant Remi Graves, a London-based poet who has performed at festivals like Lovebox and Bestival, has been visiting our School to work with selected Year 7 and 8 pupils. Her poetry workshops help our pupils explore their ideas around a topic that particularly resonates with them. Pupils then work collaboratively, in small groups, to produce a poem to perform.

Remi, who also works with Eastside Educational Trust, will return to help our pupils practise delivering their poems, before the winning groups perform for our Westminster City School judges in December.

Ms Keir, from our English Department, explains: “All KS3 pupils have been invited to enter a national competition called ‘I know I wish I will’ where they create a poem to perform on stage. This project has been designed to inspire creative thinking and to help young people explore what they know about themselves and the wider world, what they wish for the future, and what they will do to make their wishes reality.”

Any Westminster City School pupils who are interested in entering the ‘I know I wish I will’ poetry competition should speak with Ms Keir or Ms Walsh, in our English Department, for further support and guidance.

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