Recent Activity

Since the Arvon Foundation residency, the Young Poets have been working in collaboration with a member of staff at their school to create a programme of activity for their fellow students. Their aim is to showcase their work and celebrate the work of others whilst encouraging other young people to engage with poetry. 

So far the young people have had some excellent ideas including running workshops for other years, hosting assemblies to promote their responsibility as Laureate, taking over areas of the school with poetry displays and recitals, working with librarians to create and promote poetry sections of the libraries, using the Patchway and Keynsham library as a performance space for slam competitions.

The Young Laureates have also been commissioned to write poems with the one to one mentoring of Joelle Taylor. Black History month has acted as their first inspiration and we look forward to reading their submissions very soon. 

To catch up with updates from each of the Young Poets and watch them recite their poems of the week, check out our blog

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