Poetry Café Gives Students Opportunity to Shine at St. James

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Surrounded by family and friends, the fifth graders at St. James Elementary School showed off their poetic side during a poetry café held in the old gym.

Transforming the gymnasium into a Parisian café – complete with bistro tables, dim lighting and cozy couches – the students took to the microphone one by one to read their poems. After each presentation, the students snapped in unison to applaud their classmates as the bongo drummers ushered up the next poet to the stage. 

The poetry café gives students the opportunity to show off their writing abilities as well as work on their communication and public presentation skills.