The afternoon was rounded off with a trip to the funeverse, a place that I usually in habit with 9 other nonsensical poets like myself. On this occasion myself an my audience entered the limerick laboratory where we mixed up our rhymes to see what brand new poetry concoctions we could create.
On the first weekend of October I was lucky enough to be invited to take part in The Wellington Literary Festival Children's Day. I was pleased to agree and soon found out that actually I was the headline act!
I was thrilled when I arrived at the venue. A completely newly built library with the most wonderful children's area full of comfy cushions, hidey holes and a stage made from giant books.
Through the day, using a mixture of well know stories alongside my own tales and poems, I took my audience on a real adventure. We went down on the farm, aboard a pirate ship, to fairy tale castles and went in search of our perfect pets, often helped along by trusty ukulele Wylie.
So thanks for having me Wellington library, I had amazing fun I hope you did too.
National Poetry Day,
Was hectic in every way,
I was invited into a school
To rhyme and write and play.
I love being a part of the funeverse, especially when I get invited into a school to work with their classes as part of National Poetry Day.
St. Mary Magdalen's in Penwortham did just that and I was able to work with every class from Reception up to Year 6 both performing and writing poems, just for fun.
In Key Stage One we created some monstrous performance poetry inspired by the funeverse's poems and Kate Pankhurst's monstrously funny illustrations.
Years 3 and 4 pulled up the anchor and set sail on a piratical poetical adventure. Helped along by the illustrations of Sally Kindberg and Mike Brownlow.
The kids were brilliant and really entered into the spirit of poetry day producing some amazing poetry. Let me leave you with Year 3's collaborative poem, 'The Pirate Party.'
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