Glasgow pupil wins Youth Poetry Slam competition

Glasgow pupil wins Youth Poetry Slam competition
Glasgow pupil wins Youth Poetry Slam competition

A Glasgow pupil won a national youth poetry slam competition.

Hillhead Primary School student Lily Blake was crowned slam master with her poem Don’t be in Such a Rush to Grow Up. She received book tokens.

The event was fun and fast-paced and attracted around 200 guests to Perth.

It was hosted by poet Tawona Earnest as singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson entertained the crowd.

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Rachel McJury, Project Founder of Scottish Youth Poetry Slam, commented: “I’m delighted that Hillhead Primary School have become this year’s Slam Masters and well done to Lily Blake for winning the individual round and Cornton Primary School in Stirling for winning the group round.

"The standard was really high from all six schools, but the judges felt that Hillhead Primary School just pipped the others.

"I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who took part! We’ll be back again in 2024.”

The Scottish Youth Poetry Slam is a bi-annual competition encouraging young people to embrace language through poetry and spoken word.