THE poetry talents of district students were put under the spotlight when students from St Patricks Primary School, Kilmore Primary School and The Kilmore International School came together to celebrate poetry in all its forms on Wednesday, September 20.
The Poetry Slam event held at St Patrick’s Primary School was the culmination of weeks of work by the three schools that aimed to promote poetry and the development of oral language and writing skills.
Finalists from individual school poetry events came together at Poetry Slam to share their love of poetry and put on show the various talents they have developed through the program.
A panel of judges, made up of Angela Gower, an English teacher and debating coach at TKIS, Tanya Begley, community and programs librarian at Mitchell Shire and Rosa Nix, local drama and performing arts teacher and actor were astounded by the breadth of talent shown by the students and congratulated all participants on their confidence, delivery and the inspiring way they shared their thoughts and emotions, especially those who wrote original pieces.
Huge thanks were given to Ms Claire Kelly, the organising teacher at St Patrick’s for all her work and Jennene Cooney at KPS and Julie Daniels at TKIS for their support and assistance.