Year 4’s visit from local poet, Martyn Harvey

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their visit from local poet and children's author Martyn Harvey.

He began with an assembly in which he performed 'The Boy with the Saucepan Hat'. 

Martyn then held a workshop with each class and the children asked him lots of great questions. They learnt how Martyn gets his ideas from the world around him and how he both writes and illustrates his wonderful books and poems. They even got chance to see Martyn's prototypes and discussed the process of editing and redrafting. The children then performed one of Martyn's poems to the poet himself, and received lots of constructive feedback and advice. Martyn brought lots of his new book with him for the children to buy which he has also signed!

What a fantastic, creative day!

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