On Friday 24th January we took 37 Yr11 students
to Poetry Live at the Apollo Theatre in Victoria, London.
Schools from across the country were attended the event,
that featured poets the students study reading their work and answering
questions on the poems, including Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and former Poet
Laureate Simon Armitage. There were also two really useful sessions from an
examiner on how to approach the unseen poetry.
Student favourite John Agard finished the day with
mesmerising performances of his poems Half Caste and Checking Out Me History.
Students will have gained first-hand information from the
poets that they could use in their exams.