Poet and rapper John Bernard performs set for Stamford College pupils as part of Black History Month
A spoken word artist whose work has earned national recognition, paid a visit to Stamford College to meet pupils on Thursday.
Poet and rapper John Bernard, a finalist on BBC 1Xtra and Asian Network's BBC Words First programme, spoke to four different groups of pupils about his life.
He visited as part of Black History Month alongside Yvette Diaz-Munoz, events co-ordinator for Stamford Anti-Racism Group.
"His spoken word set was really interactive and resonated so much with the students," Yvette said.
"I feel blessed to have been able to hear him."
John posted on social media: "Your voice matters. Never let anyone silence it. Today I used mine to speak to a group of young students at Stamford College about my journey, my art and future hopes of creating a better world."
Fellow spoken word artist Quinton Green is also heading to Stamford next month. He will perform a set on Saturday, November 6 at Stamford Arts Centre for One World Week.