World Poetry Day Events

21st March 2017

In the English department, and across the school, it has been all about poetry this week! To celebrate World Poetry Day, which has been established as an official celebration by UNESCO since 1999, we have held a series of special assemblies across Years 7-11 highlighting the value and importance of this most personal and expressive of art forms.

On the 21st March, World Poetry Day, we invited the fantastic poet Gez Walsh, to come and work with groups of Year 7 and 8 students. They enjoyed hearing him perform some of his hilarious poems, completed some warm up games, and created some great poems of their own. Here’s what some of the Year 7s said about their experience!

‘I enjoyed the funny stories. My favourite one was ‘The woman who lost her fingers.’ Tegan.

‘Gez Walsh is an amazing poet, he is very funny but can give you quite a shock.’ Rowan.

‘He was the funniest guy I have ever talked to.’ Harvey.

‘I loved being with Gez Walsh he had amazing stories, impossible jokes and barrels of laughs.’ Jevan.

A rave review, I think you’ll agree! Let’s hope that this session inspires the poet to emerge in lots of our students in the future.

Mrs L Pratt

Head of English