Friday 01 December

Poetry and Puns with Harry and Chris

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Once again, we were delighted to welcome World Slam Poetry Champion, Harry Baker, and the superbly talented Chris Read to perform in assembly and to run workshops with a range of age groups in the Senior School.

 Performing as Harry and Chris (apparently it scans better like that), who recently performed on BBC2's Russell Howard's Good News, the students were treated to a fantastic performance of their poetry, rap and songs, including the cheery “The End of the World” song and “Waddyawannado”.   Here, Year 9, Martha MacDonald, recalls her morning with them:

 “Chris and Harry started the day with a mix of songs in Assembly, in particular a special tribute rap to Mr Ralph, who shall be leaving at the end of term.  The workshop, that took place during our English lesson, started with more  humorous songs leading into an exercise about puns; in which you  are asked "what's your job?" and then "how's your job?" to which you reply with a pun relating to the job title you chose. 

 After many attempts, we were then asked to write down five things that we like and explain what we liked about them. Once we had picked the one idea we thought was the best, we continued to write a poem about it.  After five minutes of poem writing some of us decided to share them with the rest of the group, these included poems about family, Jamaica, and even pick-up lines.  Overall it was a funny and extremely enjoyable workshop. Thanks Chris and Harry!!”

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