We have been fortunate enough to have been involved with the Community Arts Partnership’s ‘Poetry in Motion’ Schools programme for the past two school years. The programme’s aim is to develop the children’s creativity through writing, and we have made strong links with the Partnership and local poet, Maura Johnson. The children and the poet worked together to write poems, with a selection published in the Poetry in Motion school’s anthology each year. This year’s theme ‘Write to the Heart’ encouraged the children to write about their favourite places or memories. The pupils in the group photo all had their poems published. We were delighted to learn that one of our pupils, was awarded the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement for his poem ‘Here is my Favourite Place’.
We are very proud of him and all of the children who were involved.