A year later than expected Habs was delighted to welcome performance poet Harry Baker on National Poetry Day, 7 October 2021. Harry was the youngest winner of the World Poetry Slam in 2012, and has been a full time poet since graduating from Bristol University in 2015.
During the morning Harry worked with Years 7 to 10 encouraging them to express themselves through writing and performing their own poetry. Then, during lunch time, he entertained a large group of students and staff in the library with a dynamic performance talking about his love of words.
He performed several of his original works with much audience participation. From the hilarious ‘59’ to the deeply moving ‘Maybe …’ he kept his audience glued to his every word. It was an amazing visit and one we hope to repeat very soon.