Last week and this week Ramon and Ken have been busy running some awesome spoken word workshops with the year 9s and 10s at Wesley College. We love working with the Wesley students! Their passion, enthusiasm and creativity makes the drive totally worth it. We were lucky enough to work with the year 9s last year who are now year 10s, so we are stoked to catch up with those students again this year to continue working on their poetry and development.
This year is also the first year that Wesley College has participated in Word - The Front Line, and their team is bomb! Definitely a school to keep your eye on!
Earlier this year Action Education ran leadership development and team building workshops with a group of students from St Cuthberts College. They then helped us to facilitate a day of poetry at Mangere Bridge School with the year 5 and 6 classes. Some of the girls from St Cuths attended Mangere Bridge School when they were younger, and it was great to see them come back as leaders and giving back to their community. Action Education received an amazing powhiri from the students, and together with the leadership group from St Cuths we facilitated an awesome day with 120 students who turned out to be very talented poets.