Poetry Slam

We are delighted to launch the first-ever Hampshire Virtual Poetry Slam! The Slam is open to all Hampshire SLS subscribing secondary schools and once registered, all students from all year groups are welcome to take part.

The purpose of the Virtual Poetry Slam is to provide a meaningful cross-curricular event for secondary school students pulling skills from English, drama and computing. Students will also have the opportunity to gain knowledge from professional poets and performers while expressing their own voice through the use of spoken word poetry.

Sway Newsletter

Find the individual workshop sways here.

Competition Guidance Documents

Judging Criteria
Competition Rules & Guidance
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Notice

Upload Area

To access your school’s ‘upload’ area please use this link:

Poetry Resources 

What a Poem Can Do
National Poetry Day Resources
The Poetry Society Resources
BBC - Make a Difference Podcast
Matt Abbott on Performance Poetry
BBC Bitesize - Exploring Performance Poetry

Flyer for in-school promotion

Poetry Slam Flyer for schools 2020