The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

7.7 Poetry Slam

'All things poetry' was the focus for 7.7's studies in English during Winter Term.  In class we learned about a variety of sound and visual poetic techniques as well as different poetic structures.

Our students were then challenged to plan, write and perform their own slam poem around a topic that was important to them.  The students focused on integrating a variety of poetic and performance techniques to create a memorable and impactful slam poem.  The top performances were then entered into the Poetry Slam Grand Final competition and were performed to the rest of the cohort.

The Poetry Slam competition was a wonderful display of boys taking risks, going beyond their comfort zone and showing vulnerability.  Each and every boy in our class should be proud of what they achieved – not just with the English skills they developed, but also in the personal strength they displayed.

Enjoy reading some extracts below from a few of the brilliant slam poets in 7.7.


Mrs Terri Spartalis
7.7 Homeroom Teacher