Year 7 had a fantastic day for ELD spending their time Battle of the Poets. Rayyan J in 7F said the following about his experience:
At the start, we we were given four different words and had the think of other words which rhymed with them. Then we went to another room and were given different pieces of poetry to perform in groups. It was fun as we had to think of ways to make our poem sound interesting. The third part was a challenge to write a haaiku poem- ours was about our feelings towards poetry and again, we performed it to the bigger group. After this, we went to the Sandpit Theatre and had a talk by Harry Baker (a world champion poet) who read us some of his own poems including “The A to Z of Time and Space” which was really clever and gave us some good ideas. The final part was to write our own poems which would be performed in front of the whole year group at the end of the day. Our group wrote about Oranges but the winner in our form was a poem about a flea who wanted to buzz like a bee. The most fun part of the day, was finding the winner and Harry Baker creating a poem on the spot with words we had given him. He managed to compose a brilliant rap about polar bears, oranges, wonky carrots, potatoes, waffles and English breakfast. It was really inspiring and also funny. It was great to have a chilled day working with my form, having fun and making poetry more enjoyable.
Mrs A Meager