Valerie was born in Jamaica and came to England in 1979. She writes poetry in English and Jamaican patois for all ages, and has performed her work throughout the world, with many television and radio appearances.
We had fun joining in with the poetry, calling out lines, doing the actions, singing along, and stamping our feet!
Every child was given a FREE copy of Valerie's book, Stars With Flaming Tails. Check out the BGFJ Poetry blog page to read 'Welcome', one of the poems which Valerie performed.