I know, I wish, I will - Writing on the Wall spoken word project
This term, Year 6 have been invited to take part in a special spoken word project, I know I wish I will ,in association with the Eastside Educational Trust and Writing on the Wall, a dynamic, Liverpool-based organisation which celebrates writing in all its forms. This project will include two workshops in school, focusing on both the writing and performance of spoken word poetry. We are incredibly fortunate to have been selected to take part in what will be a truly unique learning experience.
I know I wish I will invites poets aged 5-25 across England and beyond to enter a free, spoken word poetry competition, challenging them to write and perform their very own original poetry in response to the theme – I know I wish I will. Hundreds of poems will be performed and live-streamed across the world in a 25-hour spoken word marathon culminating on World Poetry Day 2020 at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End.
All entries to the competition will be in with the chance to be selected as one of these 500 poets performing live on stage, and to have their work published in the I know I wish I will souvenir book, creating a record of the nation’s young voices in 2020. More information can be found here: https://www.eastside.org.uk/i-know-i-wish-i-will/.
As part of this project, Year 6 will also be working towards organising, hosting and performing at their very own ‘poetry-slam’ competition in the school itself. This competition will also be made available to our other Key Stage 2 classes, with performances being shared by pupils across the school. Further information will be sent about this at a future date.