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Here at Minchinhampton we relish the opportunity to read, listen to and write poetry. We want our pupils to enjoy using words- we want them to be ‘wordsmiths.’ We want them to feel that joy of creation when they bring something into being that was not there before. We want them to have the opportunity to express what they have thought, felt or seen. We want them to write to please themselves and for their own esteem. We think writing poetry is important, and personal, in a way that writing fiction is not: the key word here being ‘fiction’- we tend to feel that poems are true.

Two of our pupils have recently self-published their own collections of poetry.


CLiPPA 2020 Shadowing Scheme Winners! Martha’s Poetry Blog – November 2020 Darcy’s Poems – November 2020 Azure Poetry – November 2020 Royal Performance Poetry – October 2020 Poet’s Corner Year 5/6 – October 2020 Poets Corner Year 3/4 – October 2020 Minch Pupils Make the Headlines – June 2020


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