KS4 Gillian Clarke Poetry - Brass Cleaning and Welsh Wednesday
For IGCSE Literature, Year 11 has been studying a collection of poems by Welsh poet, Gillian Clarke. To learn more about Welsh culture, Ms Mably visited the class to tell them all about Tom Jones, rugby games, coal mining, and the Eisteddfod competition. Students had the chance to dress up in traditional Welsh costumes and sample a selection of Welsh food; the Glamorgan sausages were quite popular.
Students also spent a lesson cleaning some Indian brass and reflecting on their friendships, inspired by Clarke’s poem ‘Still Life’. They also wrote poetry in the style of Gillian Clarke, even Ms Thatcher and Mrs Wilcox joined in. We produced some excellent poems that most of the class preferred to Clarke's poetry!
KS5 Beowulf Viking Party
Even our IB students participated in some fun Poetry Day activities when they bought ancient poem Beowulf to life by reenacting a Viking banquet hall. Dressed in viking costumes, they prepared and performed dramatic readings from the text.
We hope that the students gained a deeper understanding of poetry this week.