Pupils from Port Glasgow High wow Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

15 February 2018
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Scottish Youth Poetry Slam winners perform at Holyrood Palace

A group of seven pupils from Port Glasgow High, current holders of the title of ‘Scottish Youth Poetry Slam Masters 2016’ performed at a special reception attended by 50 young people at Holyrood Palace yesterday (Tuesday 13th February 2018) to mark the first trip to Scotland for Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle.

Port Glasgow High pupils performed the winning poem of the Scottish Youth Poetry Slam (SYPS) “Young Life Crisis” written by them in 2016. The poem is all about being yourself and making the most of the present and the future. The children were trained at special workshops hosted by conFAB as part of the SYPS 2016. Following on from the SYPS the young people have continued the legacy by encouraging younger pupils at their school to take part in lunch time poetry clubs, teaching them the art of slam poetry.

Dyslexia Scotland was one of the partners involved in Scotland's first Youth Poetry Slam and is delighted to be part of the project again in the Year of Young People 2018. For details of this year's Slam, watch this space - or contact [email protected]  to register your interest!

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