On Tuesday 3rd October, a merry band of talented poets from years five and six attended an Able Writers’ Day at Charing Cross Library. They had an enjoyable and rewarding time working with one of the UK’s leading performance poets, Neal Zetter.
In the morning session, they wrote their own poems on the subject of ‘ Freedom and’ learnt the importance of focusing on and exploring their own thoughts , feelings and first impressions when writing a poem. And, equally important , that a poem doesn’t have to rhyme all the time.
Throughout the day, Neal performed a selection of his own humorous poetry and , in the afternoon, the children worked in groups composing and performing their own poetic works.
Above all, Neal stressed the difference between a good writer and a great writer: Editing .’ Please enjoy the poems written by the eight children by clicking on the links below. They are fabulous!