Spoken Word Power is a funded project supporting Primary, Secondary and SEND schools in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster to creatively champion the spoken word, nurture positive attitudes to language and learning and provide a platform for the vibrant voices of a new generation of young people.
The project makes language exciting, inclusive and fun, and develops oracy, speaking & listening, writing skills and confidence through inquiry-based, collaborative approaches, injecting joy into school life.
Participate in a two-term journey consisting of inspiring spoken word poetry workshops, performance opportunities for your students in school and in the West End, plus teacher CPD sessions led by industry professionals.
To apply, please complete our Application Questions and attach this to your Online Registration Form (both are linked below). Applications close at midnight on Monday 3rd July 2023.
You can apply for up to 3 classes but this is a funded programme so we cannot guarantee you will be offered all classes.
What you’ll do:
Students will work with trained local Drama & Poet Educators to develop their very own pieces of spoken word poetry to perform in your School Poetry Slam to an audience of peers, families and teachers. Each participating class nominates one class poet (or team of poets) to represent them at a celebratory inter-school World Poetry Day celebration in a selected performance venue in the West End. You will also receive a high-quality teacher CPD workshop, and teaching resources to support your staff.
Participating classes receive:
If you’re not eligible for the above workshops, why not sign up to the Open Call?
The Spoken Word Power Open Call is a set of free resources available to all schools across the UK, you can sign up here. to get your class developing their very own spoken word poetry, use our Teacher Guides to help you put on your very own School Poetry Slam. All participating schools are invited to send us one poem to represent their school, to be featured in our published Poetry Anthology to celebrate World Poetry Day.
Spoken Word Power is generously supported by John Lyon’s Charity in partnership with UNESCO Arts Council England.