SlamJam Finals at the Venue, Bishop Grosseteste Lincoln

Thu 23rd June 2016 at 19.00 - 21.00

SlamJam Finals at the Venue, Bishop Grosseteste Lincoln

The overall winner and Key Stage 4 winner was Charlotte Leake of Lincoln Christs Hospital School – her topic was “Immune Generations”.

Davindar Grantham also from Lincoln Christs Hospital School won the Key Stage 3 group with her topic “Mixed Blood”

Bobbie Brader from De Aston School won the Key Stage 5 with her topic “Hopeless”

The judging panel was led by poet and performer Ash Dickinson

This was the seventh year that SlamJam has been run in Lincolnshire. SlamJam has proved to be a great way to get students confident in writing and public performance.

SlamJam is a performance based writing competition for secondary school students. Choosing to write a poem, a story or a dramatic monologue, students consider the effect they want to have on an audience, and craft their writing accordingly. Then, with feedback from their peers, they rehearse their performance until it has the desired effect.

There are few rules: performances must last no more than 3 minutes; and no costumes or props are allowed. It is all about the quality of the writing, and of the performance. The process is ultimately competitive, but the journey is about the enjoyment of creative writing, and sharing it with an audience. It builds confidence - and its fun!

Organiser Chris Milnes said “The quality of the entries this year has been outstanding with wide ranging topics ranging from serious to humorous. SlamJam is a powerful way of introducing students of all abilities to a variety of written genres, as well as giving them the unforgettable experience of performing their own work to a real audience.”

The event is sponsored by Streets Accountants, Yorkshire Bank and HSBC and organised by Lindum Rotary Club together with Jan Kemp Consultants