StorySlam Finalists

On Wednesday a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils showcased their storytelling and performance skills at this year’s Southern StorySLAM Final, alongside primary school pupils from other United Learning schools. StorySLAM is an annual competition run by United Learning for pupils in Years 5 and 6, which challenges pupils to write their own 200- to 300-word stories to perform in front of their peers.

Inspired by a similar event which began in New York, the aim of the competition is to develop children’s creativity, confidence and Literacy skills in a supportive and fun environment. The first stage of the competition saw pupils writing and performing their stories in front of their classmates and teachers in school. After some incredibly creative and confident performances, we had the very difficult task of selecting our individual School Champion, Eliza (Year 6), who would move on to the regional final at Fulham Primary School. She was accompanied to the event by our runners up Alice (Year 6) and Alexia (Year 5).
At this final event, our Eliza joined with fellow aspiring storytellers to take to the stage and perform their original story. They also enjoyed an interactive workshop, led by children’s storyteller Kevin Graal, who equipped the pupils with the tools and confidence they needed to deliver their stories enthusiastically. Congratulations to all our pupils who participated in this year’s StorySLAM competition. It was fantastic to see each and every one of them immerse themselves in this challenge and showcase their creativity, boldness and imagination.