The Millfield Poetry Festival was an opportunity for our students to express themselves and have fun with words. The theme was “a sense of place”, which our highly creative pupils interpreted in a dazzling variety of ways, from the visual to the abstract, the comical to the philosophical. The English Department was overwhelmed by the inventiveness, daring and candour demonstrated by the young poets. The festival culminated in an evening showcase, in which students read or performed their poems and received prizes from our guest adjudicator, charismatic performance poet/rapper Breis, who finished the evening with his own inspiring material.
What follows is a small selection of some of the poems featured in the festival. I hope you enjoy them.
James Baddock Head of English, Drama & Media
In the great city of Cannes
The air is so fresh;
Beautiful beaches boast soft sand
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