24th February 2020 — As part of its annual Arts Week the students at Bruton School for Girls enjoyed a visit from Karl Nova, a hip hop artist, author and poet who inspired everyone with his poetry performances.
Karl was born and raised in London and Lagos and shared work from his award winning collection ‘Rhythm and Poetry’ which reflects on his journey of growth from childhood to adulthood through the lens of hip hop culture. Karl spent the day working with groups of pupils from Year 5 through to Sixth Form, seeking to inspire them with a fresh approach to poetry.
Librarian and Arts Week Co-ordinator, Nikki Bance, said: “Karl provided a great finale to a marvellous Arts Week, and his enthusiasm for the spoken word opened our eyes to a completely different style of poetry. The girls thoroughly enjoyed working with Karl and exploring some hip hop for themselves, it was great for breaking down inhibitions and increasing confidence.”
The theme of Arts Week was ‘Our Planet’ and other activities included workshops on sculpture, animation and drama, a theatre trip, beach clean art and dance/choreography sessions. All the work created during Arts Week will be used in the school’s Art Walk show at the end of the Summer Term.