Issued: January 18, 2019
Students experience day of poetry
Year 11 students at Debden Park High School abandoned their normal timetable and traditional lesson structures for a day to immerse themselves in poetry.
Staff and students went head to head in a battle of poetry knowledge, inspired by classic TV game shows.
Students then broke out into groups and took part in seven workshops all linked to their GCSE Anthology poems.
Throughout the day students could be found perusing round art galleries inspired by the poem 'War Photographer' and acting as doctors, completing psychological assessments for Kamikaze soldiers in the Second World War.
Students found the day incredibly useful and many spoke about how much more confident and enthused they felt towards the poetry questions in their English GCSE Literature exam.