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Poet uses prose to inspire youngsters

Poet Paul Cookson drafts in help from students at Bede Academy Primary, in Blyth.

Poet Paul Cookson drafts in help from students at Bede Academy Primary, in Blyth.

Pupils and parents gained an insight into rhyme and reason thanks to a visit from a children’s poet.

Paul Cookson spent two days working with children from reception to Year 5 at Bede Academy in Blyth.

Workshops culminated in an evening performance for family and friends where Paul exhibited humour through prose and staged some of his poems to music, and played the electric ukulele.

“The response from the children and staff has been incredible,” he said.

Bede Primary headteacher Irene Watson added: “I don’t think any of us have stopped laughing since Paul came and enriched our lives with words.

“I know the children have been inspired and I am expecting this to translate into some superb writing.”

 

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