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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Poetry Fever spreads throughout the School


Last Wednesday, the children of St. Mary Magdalen became extremely excited about a national poetry competition.  Both Key Stage One and Two were told about a writing competition that they could enter before the October Half Term, with the chance of not only becoming a published writer, but also winning £1,000 to buy new books for the school.
 
Mr Weighill explained that the children of SMM were able to share with the world their writing talents as well as improve their knowledge of using new poetry techniques.  Every class is expected to take part, using their English lessons as a vehicle to express their creativity.  The Infants will be writing their poems in class using their 5 senses, whilst the juniors will be writing a poem about a chosen emotion.
 
The School will perform an in-house prize winners assembly before the October Half Term once all classes have completed this activity.  All of the children's entries will then be sent off to be judged by Young Writers.
 
If you would like more information about this competition, please go to: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/primary-school.php
 
The teachers can't wait to see what the children produce and think a competition winner from our school is definitely achievable!
 
Ben Weighill
English Leader