SlamJam Heats Up
Seven students from across the Academy have just competed in the SlamJam regional heats, held at the Ruskington campus. Each of the performers were selected to represent the Academy after winning their Year Group Finals, having already demonstrated their creativity and presentation skills.
SlamJam is a spoken word programme that encourages young people to write and recite their own performance poetry. All of the competitors showed enthusiasm and determination, as well as some nerves ahead of performing in front of judges and students from other neighbouring schools (who were also competing).
The students took their turn to perform to the judges and were a real credit to the Academy. They were confident, resistant and performed honourably. “I could not be more proud of all of them”, said Miss Bowles.
At the end of the event, the scores from the judges were tallied, and the top three performances were revealed… two of our four performing groups had made the top three: Nancy with a piece entitled ‘Tunnels’, as well as the duo Hannah and Louise with a piece called ‘Homelessness’.
The judges will now have to deliberate which performances from all the heats they have seen, will go forward to perform in the final of SlamJam, which takes place on Thursday 28th June at LPAC (Lincoln Performing Arts Centre) in Lincoln University.
Miss Bowles went on to say, “I want to congratulate all the students who have represented the Academy and am humbled to have experienced their talent and creativity. I also wish to say to thank you to all of the staff who have supported the students, and the parents who attended the event.”
Fingers crossed for our students that they make it through to the final!