Tuesday this week you might have been mistaken for believing that you were wandering among Stratford-upon-Avon in the presence of Shakespeare himself!
Students at QACI participated in their first-ever QACI Spoken Word Open Mic event on the outdoor stage, adorned with sunlight and good dose of vitamin D. Every student was invited to perform or watch and we may have even seen a few staff wishing they could participate. In true QACI style there was not a lot of watching but rather a lot of support, comradeship and some mighty fine poetry and prose.
In this lunchtime spoken word open mic event, each student was given the opportunity to read a poem or short story they had written themselves, or perhaps a performance for a stage-shy friend. Each performer was allotted a maximum of 2 minutes per performance – we never said you could only do one performance – where a prize was then up for grabs courtesy of the audience’s choice performer.
The lunchtime poets did themselves proud and provided a very dignified afternoon of lunchtime entertainment. A true celebration of creativity and class and quite possibly a regular feature during lunch in the refectory.
[image credit: Hunter Jensen, Year 10]