Junior School captivated by visiting Poet
On Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October, pupils at St George's Junior School from Nursery to Year 5 were left captivated by visiting Poet, Ian Bland.
The Poet was visiting the school to help celebrate National Poetry Day 2017. His sessions enthralled all of the children that took part, with his interactive and highly entertaining workshops inspiring those in attendance. Mr Bland recited some of his poetry, he gave tips to pupils on how to write their own poetry and he even got some of the teachers to recite poetry too, much to the delight of the girls and boys listening.
One of the tasks that the children were set was to work with their talking partners to produce their own poetry. Here are just some of the creative poems that the children came up with:
I'D LIKE TO BE.....
I'd like to be a DJ
So I could play a groovy tune
I'd like to be a spaceman
So I could fly up to the moon.
I have some black and plastic keys
But you can't twist and turn with these
I have a thin rectangular screen
The most amazing games you've ever seen
I cost a lot of money to buy
WHAT AM I?
There's an Alien in the Garden
He's digging up the plants
He's hanging on the washing line
And his trying on my pants!
There's an Alien in the Kitchen
He's eating all our food
He's smashing up the microwave
He's in an angry mood!
Six scary spiders sipping on a sprite
Seven fluffy flamingos flying over a fountain
Eight hungry hippos hopping down a hill
Nine juicy jellyfish juggling with some jam
Ten terrible tigers tip toeing round a tent!
At the end of each day, Ian signed copies of his books for the excited children and wrote special messages in each one.
9 October 2017