Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Works up

I've had a wonderful time giving poetry/graphic poetry workshops to local primary school children over the last couple of weeks.

Preparing materials was fun. Happy, jealous, sad, philosophical, and jolly sorry were some of the feels I incorporated. And the kids all took part enthusiastically. Every single one of them created a brilliant poem.

Here are some of the results: 

 "I want to write a poem about when mountains are penguins."

 "I want to write a poem about when the beach is like a sleeping dog."

 "I want to write a poem about when snow is a white rabbit."

Seeing the pride on a child's face as they read a poem they have created is such a marvel, the only way to describe it would be to write or draw a poem, and maybe I'll do do that. In the meantime, I'll enjoy looking at this display put up by some of the children. Well done, kids!


Lori said...

That looks so great, Rachel! You're a brave woman to do this--for some reason I am terrified of large groups of small children! But they can be so creative. Must be a joy when you manage to get them involved. Your poetry workshop looks like such a great idea!

Rachel Fenton said...

I'm not without terror, Lori, I just know that the kids aren't as self-conscious as me and trust their ease will rub off on me! What I loved was how every single kid came up with some poetry, even the reluctant writers - especially pleased to have engaged them!