Thursday 22nd June saw not only our Year 11 prom but also the final of the Slam Jam poetry competition. Our brilliant Year 11 finalist, Cas Potterton, represented LCA with professionalism and passion, performing in his prom attire before being whisked off to join the rest of his year group.
The evening involved a workshop with American writer Will McInerney, who kept all the students entertained with games and writing activities, helping them build their confidence and forgetting any pre-show nerves.
Students then had time to relax and enjoy pizza, before having some rehearsal time with the microphone.
The audience was packed with many members of the public and Rotary Club members, alongside teachers and parents from the different schools. Cas got the biggest applause of the night from the audience, after the organiser mentioned how he was missing some of his prom to be there. True dedication!
There were 18 acts in total from a variety of Lincolnshire schools, split into a KS3 first half and a KS4 second half. Cas kicked off the KS4 entries after the interval and definitely set the bar high. There were positive comments about the delivery of his performance as well as the content of his poem; expressing an issue which was both thought-provoking and emotive.
The standard of entries this year was incredibly high, and South Axholme Academy were declared the winners. Despite not winning, Cas represented LCA brilliantly and his hardwork and talent really symbolises the spirit of Lincoln Castle Academy.