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Poetry in motion at The Willows

Stratford Editorial 19th Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DRESSING up boxes were raided and imaginations ran wild as pupils from The Willows celebrated Poetry Week.

Visiting poets Pauline Stewart and Kurly McGeachie kicked off the week’s verse by running a series of workshops in which they inspired pupils to write their own poetry.

Each class then spent time reading, performing, and listening to poems before a special celebration assembly was held to round off the week or words.

The event, which was part-sponsored by Stratford Poetry Festival, also saw youngsters dress up for the day as characters from their favourite poetry books and featured performances of poems including The Spider and The Fly.

Wizard of Oz Lion aka Maxine Lawson and the Green Wobbledeegook aka Lara Jeffries with pupils Isabelle Reid aka Thing 1, Eleanor Pullman as the Cat In The Hat, Nathaniel Reid as Thing 2 and Kyra Barboutis as Leopard Girl. 07.015.004.strat.jm1 (

The Spider & The Fly team, Harriet Coull, Matthew Hinson, Connie Mingins, teacher Danielle Boylan, Alexie Sherlock, Dan Hawker, Jude Bennett and teacher Sally Templeton. 07.015.004.strat.jm3 (


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