Poet’s visit proves inspirational
Primary school pupils’ writing has been inspired by a workshop with a nationally acclaimed poet.
Harry Baker visited Molehill Primary Academy and read the children three of his own poems. He then led two poetry workshops with the pupils from Years 6 and 7.
Kate Evans, head of English, said: “He really inspired the children – and the staff. And we’ve all been writing our own poems since.”
Mr Baker’s visit was something of a coup for Mrs Evans. She had been following him on Twitter and simply tweeted an invitation for him to visit the school to help them celebrate National Poetry Day.
Mr Baker accepted and gave his time for free.
Some of the poems written by the children at the school in Hereford Road, Maidstone, can be read on the school’s website.
Poet Harry Baker with pupils Bill Oliver, Lilyanne Akehurst, Mia Towle and Liam Pemberthy, all nine, at Molehill Primary Academy