Lincoln’s Drill Hall was the venue for this year’s celebration of all things spoken word as Lincolnshire’s prestigious Slam Jam 2013 reached the grand final stage; Caistor Grammar were ably represented by year 11 students Natasha Francis and Beth Laverick. The standard of performance this year was exceptionally high, with young people from schools all across Lincolnshire performing monologues and poems on a range of subjects, ranging from the serious (an imagined account of dealing with anorexia nervosa) to the less so (a paean to the joys of crumpets, toast and all things bread-based).
Despite a faultless performance of their piece ‘Boys’, Natasha and Beth were unfortunately pipped at the post by a team from Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School. Huge congratulations are nonetheless due to everyone involved with the competion, not just those who performed on the night, but also the many students who wrote, rehearsed and performed monologues during the preliminary stages. Well done to all!