English MAT Award
Over the past couple of months we have been working with a group of year 9 girls on a spoken poetry project in the local community run by East Durham Trust. They attended a workshop with poet Jess Green where they wrote their own poetry which they later performed in front of about 40 people. They were the youngest people involved in the workshop – most other participants were in college – but they rose to the challenge and even won one of the word competitions in the workshop. They also helped to organise a spoken poetry night in Blackhall called “No More Nowt Happens” in which Lily Adams stood up in front of about 80 people and performed her own poem, sharing a platform with acclaimed poets.
Their efforts with this project have been commemorated with an award from East Durham Trust