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House Poetry Slams

To celebrate National Poetry Day, KS3 pupils took part in a poetry slam.

Each year group selected the best performance poets in their houses who then displayed their talents as poets and performers. The theme this year was ‘Choices’ and there were some truly inspirational poems and top - class performances. Well done to all our slam poets! 

YEAR 7 results:

1st place - Ioannis R.

2nd place - Lalrinpuii L.

3rd place - Teo E.

House order 

1st Wind

2nd Earth

3rd Water

4th Fire

 

YEAR 8 results:

1st: Marcel M.

2nd: Sara K.

3rd: Woojin Y.

House order

1st: Earth

2nd: Water

3rd: Fire

4th: Wind

 

YEAR 9 results:

1st - Jasmine O.

2nd - Melissa X.

3rd - Anastasia G.

House order

1st Wind

2nd Water

3rd Earth

4th Fire

 

 

Choices, choices

Something some of us despise

Thinking whether to follow our voices

Or to follow what our heart would advise

 

You’re at a point

Where you have to make a decision

Do you see more viewpoints?

Do you see new visions?

 

This is for the people who are like me

Who are indecisive

But try to see

If the choice they make will cause a crisis

 

You could say there are 2 choices

Yes or No, Left or Right

There are no other voices

That’s the answer, no reason to fight

 

Is that what you think?

Are you sure?

You don’t want to rethink?

So you’re assured?

 

Jeez you’re boring

Only 2 options?

Your choices are soaring

No point in making presumptions

 

Of whether it’s right or wrong

Because there is no such thing

Just carry on walking along

And come back with stings

 

Because they will prove

That you took a risk

And that you continued to move

With your personality, that’s now brisk

 

So let’s say,

 

You could decide to turn left

And become successful

Be the top, be the best

But you’re always stressful

 

You could turn right

And always be thrilled

Your finances aren’t bright

But you’re definitely skilled

 

But you have a talent

You have a life

Unlike the rich, you’re gallant

And you always ambitiously strive

 

So one day,

When the timing’s right

You make your way

To great heights

 

You climbed from the ditch

to the peak

so now you know, which

Won't make you seem weak

 

These options aren’t bad,

They were just examples,

So don’t get mad

Let me say it at different angles

 

Instead of going left or right

Instead of saying yes or no

Instead of wanting to fight

And instead of wanting to always know

 

You could be ambitious

And instead of choosing one direction

Instead of being suspicious

Just choose the one that seems like perfection

 

Make sure you make good choices

Because you could aim for the wrong ambition

While listening to your voices

And make the wrong decision

 

Like Kanye West

Who made a mistake

He said Beyoncé was best

And that made Swift break

 

Or like bitter Mr. Chauvin

Who prevented George Floyd to use his voice

Was that his plan?

Was that his choice?

 

Malala is a paragon

Of how to make good decisions

To the good choices she was drawn

And changed the unfair conditions

 

You don’t need to be a president

Or a celebrity

To be able to prevent

The thoughts when you thought selfishly

 

Everyone makes a mistake

But they grow from it

Everyone’s life is at stake

But they go for it

 

Everyone’s heart shatters

Their heart is a glass rose

Everyone’s feeling matters

If that is the path they chose

 

There is no right choice

So which direction do you choose?

Just follow your voice

Every decision will leave you with a bruise

 

So in the end

There’s no reason to fight

To whether go left

Or whether go right

 

Or to, you know, take a risk.

Year 9 winner, Jasmine O.

 

 

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