Earlier this term, poetically gifted students from The Burgess Hill Academy and several local primaries enjoyed a thrilling day of performance poetry. The poet in residence was Ash Dickinson, a multiple slam-winning poet, who has performed across the world.
Ash entertained us in his own inimitable style, regaling students with recitations of classics such as "Slinky Espadrilles" and "Chiller Queen". Ash also ran a workshop, inspiring students to write in a similar comic style. Students were inspired by his ability to make poetry seem so accessible and relevant to them and all partook in a mini-slam event. Let's hope they keep writing and expressing themselves in this thoughtful and entertaining way.