‘Poet for the day’ boost for school
LYDIATE Primary and Nursery school was one of 10 schools in England to be awarded a “poet for the day”.
As part of the Premier League Primary Stars initiative, the children in years 5 and 6 entered a poetry competition.
The children had to write a poem on the theme of diversity.
Class teacher Michael Zaim said: “The children enjoyed discussing the theme of diversity and were able to articulate their ideas in such a mature and grown-up manner.
“The poems they produced were very heartfelt and fitting in today’s society.”
The competition is still open and the rest of the school are busy submitting their poetry entries too.
Due to Lydiate’s early participation in the campaign, Matt Goodfellow visited on Tuesday, December 4.
Matt is an internationally published poet who works closely with the Premier League.
He wowed both the juniors and the infants with the humorous true stories that inspired him to write his poems.
Following on from this, Matt worked with Oak, Birch and Maple class children and helped inspire them to become poets sharing some of his own writing secrets.
The school said that the children loved the day and Matt left everyone with a smile on their face and inspired to follow in his footsteps.
The school’s head boy said: “I love how Matt said that anyone can write poetry and that it isn’t just for the few but for everyone.”
Matt was supported by Michael King of Everton in the Community.
Michael has worked closely with Lydiate and trained up their superb sports leaders who coordinate the lunch time activities.
During the day, he ran several football sessions for the children.