Manchester Essex Debate Team presents spoken word poetry

On Friday October 19, 2012, The Manchester Essex Congress team presented spoken word poetry to the class. The students have been working on 1-2 minute poems with meaning for a few days in class. Congress teacher James Wallimann had the students do this to get more comfortable with public speaking. In debate, having confidence and speaking clearly is really important so this was a great activity to take the students out of their comfort zone and prepare them for congress, which is part of debate.