Fergus Clarkson is 16 years old and currently attends NBSC Manly Campus. He was born in London in 2003 and moved to Australia in 2008. Having always had a passion for reading and writing, he discovered slam poetry last year when he took part in the Newtown Poetry Slam and was instantly hooked. Since then he has performed in the 2018 December School Strike for Climate, begun a poetry society at his school, and most recently won the 2019 Sydney Youth Poetry Slam. He believes that anybody his age can express and empower themselves through poetry.