Out of 180 poets from 26 high schools across Auckland, the team
from Marist College smashed through the Semi-finals and battled it
out to take out the coveted crown of grand slam champs of Word- The
Front Line 2016. New Zealand's premier inter high school spoken
word competition which took place at Aucklands Town Hall, August
The gauntlet was thrown down by the Bankstown Poetry Slam to
compete against their best in a Trans-Tasman slam taking place in
October. Also included in this trip is featuring alongside world
renowned spoken word and Hip-hop artist Luka Lesson at a huge event
at the Bankstown Arts Centre.
This is a dream come true for these aspiring poets, to perform and
compete on an international stage alongside some of their
The money we are seeking is to cover associated costs for the trip
including flights, food, transport and accommodation for our poets
who will represent New Zealand at these events.
Help them to get there and open up a whole new world of
Not only will they gain experience as performing artists on
prestigious stages but they will gain exposure to an international
audience. The experience, relationships and networks built on this
trip will prove invaluable for their future.