Yesterday Years 4 and 6 were lucky enough to be visited by the poet Joelle Taylor. We had a fantastic assembly where we found out a bit about her and she read us some of her poems. Then some of us worked with her in our Literacy lessons. We wrote a shared poem, then had the chance to write our own on the subject of change. We laughed a lot and the workshop was really fun, but we also talked about some serious things we'd like to change in the world such as, pollution, war and poverty. Below you can read a poem that was written by Afsana and Raya in Year 4.
What if the homeless lived in palaces,
And princesses took their places,
What if babies went to university,
And adults to nursery.
What if we ate leaves,
And caterpillars ate beef,
What if adults played in the park,
And children stayed up after dark.
What if people drank blood,
And vampires gave hugs.
What if people were never bad,
And poems were always sad.
What if we changed,
What if we could make an enormous change,
Just a change...
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