Gayhurst's Resident Poet

Joelle Taylor has joined Gayhurst as our Resident Poet and she'll be developing children's spoken and written work alongside class teachers every Friday. She will be working with 3E, 3A, 3/4A, 4N and 5/6W this term in Literacy.

Joelle is a professional spoken word artist, published poet and playwright, as well as the founder and artistic director of SLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam championships administered by the Poetry Society. She has performed nationally and internationally for the British Council, touring both Zimbabwe and Botswana, and has performed at a diverse range of high profile venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, Buckingham Palace, the O2 arena, Glastonbury Festival, the 100 club and Trafalgar Square amongst many others.

She will be working with children to create a polyvocal piece featuring 120 voices for our Christmas Concert.