Pupils at Falcons School for Girls have participated in a series of workshops ran by the highly-creative and well-established poet Neal Zetter.
Neal delivered dramatic readings of some of his most popular poems, much to the delight of his audience, and took many requests from the girls who eagerly shared their favourites.
In preparation for his visit, the pupils spent time in class sharing his comical poems and at home they researched interesting facts about Neal to produce fact file posters for a competition.
As the judge himself, Neal had the tough challenge of selecting a winner and runner up from both the lower and upper school. All four pupils were awarded a signed book and the two overall winners had their photo taken with Neal.
Headmistress Sara Williams-Ryan commented: “The pupils were very excited for Neal’s visited and thoroughly enjoyed the sessions he delivered. Neal is well-known for his use of poetry to develop literacy skills, confidence, self-expression and creativity; our girls are encouraged each day to be confident speakers and communicators, and opportunities such as this visit enable us to celebrate English in more practical terms.”