At the end of Term Two, students from Years 9-12 participated in a Slam poetry workshop and performance led by Queensland poet, Angela Peita. The two-hour workshop challenged the students to reflect on their life experiences and apply new strategies for writing and performing poetry.
A poetry slam session followed the workshop and students from the Year 11 Literature class were invited to be active audience members and official judges. Hayang Lowlilo and Grace Naveikata were the winners of the College slam and Madina Ahmad received the runner-up prize. All three students were then invited to perform at Metro Arts in West End for the State Final of the SlammED Poetry competition.
During this event, Hayang and Grace performed powerful spoken poetry and received high marks from the judges, however, it was Madina who won the overall Queensland SlammED competition, winning the coveted prize of a 12-month mentorship program with Queensland Poetry. An outstanding achievement by an outstanding MacKillop Woman.