Adisa the Verbalizer brings powerful poetry to life
On Wednesday, Year 9 were treated to a lively poetry performance by the wonderfully entertaining poet, Adisa the Verbalizer. Adisa’s visits to Sweyne Park School were always considered as one of the highlights of the Year 9 curriculum, linking in perfectly to their work on multicultural poetry, so it was great to be able to welcome him back in person.
Adisa engaged and entertained all of Year 9 in the Hall, with his powerful, vibrant and energetic performance as he happily demolished stereotypes and peoples’ perceptions of poetry. There were poems that had us laughing out loud and poems that made us really stop and think.
Adisa then expertly led two creative writing workshops in the Library, with a focus on being truthful and personal through the liberation of writing and building confidence in sharing our thoughts and ideas. These invoked great emotion and produced some powerful poetry written by our Year 9 pupils.
Yet another powerfully productive, poetry-filled day was experienced and we’re already looking forward to, hopefully, seeing Adisa again next year.