Pupils Get Creative for National Poetry Day
As a school, we recently celebrated National Poetry Day. Each year group hosted their own activities to mark the occasion, and there was non-stop laughter as the children got to work creating their own poems.
Pupils in Year 3 read The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig before devising their own nonsense Question and Answer poems. Along with their own pixie creations, these can now be found hanging in the Rose Garden’s very own ‘poetree’! Year 4, on the other hand, opted to read poems about family, and if you peek through the windows of their classroom, you’re sure to find a collection of their own rhymes (with a comical twist, of course!).
Year 5 celebrated by exploring poems around the theme of trust, writing their own poems on t-shirts. With these ‘mobile’ poems, this meant that everyone from across the school could enjoy reading throughout the day. Many, but not all, chose themes such as endangered animals, global warming, and war. There was even one about the Loch Ness Monster! Meanwhile, Year 6 continued the festivities with a lively assembly packed full of interesting and exciting performances.
In the afternoon, Bristol-based performance group, The Poetry Slam, spent time exploring poetic techniques with Year 7. The workshop began with performance and poetry games, followed by a fun lesson in which the pupils wrote their own performance poems. The day finished with a fast-paced, exciting poetry slam; a competition in which the pupils competed in groups of three.
Congratulations to the winners, Kate Barker, Darcie Cockburn and Charlotte Ambler, and to runners up, Katie Rowe, Roisin O’Sullivan and Freya Spencer. Some fantastic poetry was produced by all years, making this another highly successful National Poetry Day!
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