Year 10 Poetry Live TripPosted on: 02/03/2018
On Friday 23rd February, 24 Year 10 students had the opportunity to attend the ‘GCSE Poetry Live!’ workshops at the Apollo theatre in Victoria. The students were accompanied by Ms. Joseph and Ms. Mohamed and the students and staff had a brilliant day.
Students were entertained by poetry readings by a range of published poets such as: Imtiaz Dharker, Owen Sheers, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Daljit Nagra, Gillian Clarke and John Agard and even had the opportunity to ask questions. The students thoroughly enjoyed listening to these poems being presented and of course made lots of notes to support their GCSE poetry work.
Students were also lucky to have two seminars delivered by GCSE examiners and this really helped to prepare the students for the GCSE unseen poetry questions.
The 24 students who attended the ‘GCSE Poetry Live!’ workshops are now our poetry experts and they will be giving their English classes their top tips for success over the coming weeks.