A rainy Wednesday afternoon saw some shining performances from Mounts Bay Academy’s Performance Poetry group in the Cube this week. Chris Stevens, Loren Trevorrow, Andrew Wynne, Oscar Clive, Horace Halling, Darcy Blewett and Kerry Semmens alongside guest pupils from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Pensans Community Primary School entertained an intimate gathering with poetry on a variety of topics. Incomparable compering was provided by host Una Taylor making this an enjoyable event that put a smile on everyone’s face despite the dismal weather outside.
The genesis of the performance poetry stage came from Mounts Bay Academy’s Head teacher, Mrs Davey who had seen something similar on an educational trip to Germany. She then asked Mr Yeates, Assistant Director of English, at Mounts Bay Academy to organise a group of talented performers who were capable of engaging and exciting their peers as part of the Academy’s Arts Festival week. Mr Yeates said: “I am so proud of the both the performers from Mounts Bay as well as those from St Marys and Pensans who gave an excellent account of themselves to a group of pupils older than themselves. If I could leave pupils with one feeing from today it is that everyone could and should write poetry. If they think they can’t then they should at least consider this quote: ‘If you can’t be the poet be the poem.’ ”
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