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Able Writer’s Day!

“It was on Monday 20th March that Hannah, Lily Pl, Constance, Martha, Sam, Megan, Eddie, Millie, Lola A and Ella went to Terrington Hall to take part in an Able Writer’s workshop. It was hosted by a poet named Andy Craven Griffiths.

“The first thing we were told was to do some exercises including a clapping rhythm with our partners, and then we were reorganised onto different tables., so that we could get to know some different people. We then played a game on our new table called two truths and one lie. It was a fun activity that let us get to know each other a bit more.

“Next, we started on some short poems that all started “If love was…..” then we had to write the second line that started “then I would be….”. After that, we had a 15 minute break outside on the playground with all the Terrington Hall students, who we got to talk to and get to know.

“After break, we got to do something called a free write, where you are given a topic to write on, and you just had to keep writing, even if you went off the topic. We then started our group simile and metaphor poems about whatever we wanted. Some of our poem’s titles were; Anger, Trip to the Seaside, When I was Your Age, and Going on Holiday.

“Next we had lunch with half of the school’s students. We had a delicious meal of sausages, potatoes, cabbage and carrots, followed by a dessert of chocolate rice crispy treats.

“For the rest of the afternoon, we finished our group poems until we were made to perform them in front of the rest of the group. In the end, the winners of the performing competition was the group who performed the poem “When I was Your Age”.

“At the end of the day, we had all really enjoyed the workshop, and would hope to do it again sometime.”

Report by Hannah & Lily