Year 7 Poetry Cafe

By Nyree Alcock

Year 7 hosted a successful poetry cafe in which they showcased the poetry they have been working on since lockdown. Friends and whanau came to see the amazing work that has been produced and it was so pleasing to have the extended Otamatea community come into our classrooms. 

Hot drinks and scones were served by our students and people mixed and mingled while reading students' poetry. There was a family-friendly atmosphere and the students were proud to display their hard work. 

Katherine Cloughlan (winner of the Y7 2020 Speech Competition) hosted a reading by a selection of students who recited their wonderful poems. The performers included Dion Sheppard, Chloe Seward, Jorja Naylor, Olivia Alcock, Charlize Sheppard, Willow Woodman, Amy Weber, Wairua Nathan, Brooke Healey, Allistair Martin and Katherine Cloughlan, all from the three Year 7 classes, and they did a spectacular job!

Overall, it was a very successful event that celebrated the achievements of our students.