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Cleobury pupils learn how to rhyme
7:50am Saturday 9th February 2013 in Local
CLEOBURY Mortimer pupils had a visit from a modern poet who has performed for the Queen to teach them how to rhyme.
Giovanni Esposito, known as Spoz, held the workshops for year eight and nine pupils at Lacon Childe School to make them think differently about poetry.
Spoz was Birmingham’s Poet Laureate in 2006 and has previously performed at Glastonbury, the Cheltenham Literature Festival and Ledbury Poetry Festival.
He has also produced and directed musicals in Birmingham and Edinburgh and is a singer, songwriter and playwright.
Librarian Kate Pearce organised the event which incorporated an assembly for all the pupils and then two-hour workshops for year eight and nines.
They experimented with words that rhymed with education, create and inspire and then groups then had to rap poems of rhyming couplets, with a chorus based loosely on the theme of chocolate.
Headteacher Allan Gilhooley said: ”It is always a privilege to welcome writers into school to work with pupils and to see them develop their literary talents.
“In Lacon, we know it is important to try different ways of approaching all areas of the curriculum to continue to strive for excellence.
“We are very grateful to Shropshire Council for arranging this event as part of the Marches Feast of Words project.”