The library was thrilled to welcome back to QEGS, performance poet and author, Paul Jenkins, who took us through a day packed with fun, laughter …oh, and yes, lots of poetry!

The day began with the whole of Year 8 taking part in a poetry workshop.  The theme for this year was ‘Change’.  Paul made every effort to focus on ‘Change’, by using the novels, Dracula and Frankenstein.  The aim of the workshop was to embed pupils’ current topics being taught into the session, and with Pauls enthusiasm he did just that.

Following on from the first workshop, Year 13 students studying English Language and Literature also were given the opportunity to work with Paul, with in-depth conversations about the play, Othello.

After a short break it was then time for all of our Year 7 to have a taste of the poetry fun – there was much laughter during their lively session.  Paul made time to promote his books, and of course, reading in general.

Paul also highlighted the recently launched Great School Libraries campaign, he was eager to push and promote Libraries Week, which will be another busy week in the Library world.

As though the morning wasn’t busy enough, during lunchtime a Poetry Picnic was held, with 45 pupils taking part, from Year 7 and 8.  Pupils enjoyed sharing their poetry with Paul, and in return, Paul shared his work too.

Paul was thanked for an absolutely wonderful day and was presented with a small gift.  Signed copies of Paul’s book, Poems form Villagetown Vol. 2 are now on sale in the School Library.

We are now looking forward to our next big event – World Book Day March 2019, with guest author Marcus Alexander.

More details about National Poetry Day, and all of our other Library events, can be found here: