An innovative new Spoken Word competition was launched today for Isle of Wight Day 2017,
The subject of the competition is “Words of Wight: My Island Life” and every island school is invited to select one winner in each of the following age categories: Primary (4-7), Junior (8-11), Secondary (12-15), Young Adult (16-18). Individual and team entries are also invited.
Following the huge success of recent spoken word and poetry slam competitions on BBC Radio, we are looking to find the Island’s most talented schoolboy or girl performing poetry or prose performed aloud. With the performance as important as the content, schools are encouraged to include short prose, rhymed prose, poetry, Haiku, limericks, odes, rap or even MCing. Each performance must be no more than 3 minutes.
This exciting new competition links with the National Curriculum’s Spoken English Targets and all schools are encouraged to quickly confirm their interest by registering on the schools page of this website.
The island’s outgoing High Sheriff Robin Courage said “For isle of Wight Day 2017 we really want to ensure the participation of all of our school children throughout the length and breadth of the Island. We want all our young to join us in celebrating our wonderful home. So, as I hand over to my successor and you start your Easter holidays I urge all schools on the island to spend just 30 seconds to register your support for this fun and educational competition by clicking on our ‘schools’ page on this website. Let’s get every school involved, so that all children can have some competitive fun in celebration of Isle of Wight Day”.
Their will be certificates for all participants and special trophies for all the winners in each age group who will get to perform their work at the big stage presentation of “Our Island’s Got Talent”, an Island-wide show being organised in conjunction with Rob da Bank, on the evening of Isle of Wight Day.