The 'Talk About' festival, sponsored by Test Valley Arts Foundation, encourages primary school children in years 4 - 6 to celebrate the English language. Primary schools are coming together to showcase their spoken word poets and storytelling champions. The event will take place on June 12th, 2018, 1pm - 3pm at The Lights in Andover.
Rookwood and Awbridge School are currently selecting their champions with more primary schools joining in the new year.
The project will aid students in becoming independent, fluid and enthusiastic in their writing, build on the range of their English skills, and provide them with a medium to express their ideas using spoken word and intonation. Participating will consolidate class learning and emphasize pupils enjoyment and understanding of language.
The Talk About festival has different ways to help each school find their champions. Primary schools can enter via the TVAF website here.
The festival is being organized by spoken word poet Cat Randle, who created the Andover Celebrates Young writers project for teenagers in High schools.
Contact Cat Randle of you would like to get involved or get more information: please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Talk About Festival or phone 07841032093