With four rather marvellous collaborative class poems completed by Much Wenlock Primary School (South of the Severn) and Redhill Primary School (North of the Severn), I went back in to work with the children on creating individual poems. We did this by using their original Poem Notes, made outdoors, plus prompted writing I’d done with them after their trips – and then we developed these ideas to create tankas. Some drafts below:
Meantime, when they weren’t working on their tankas, the children were making huge poetry collages with artist Emily Wilkinson.
and then we wrote up the tankas onto postcards, and shared them –
Two Sides of the Severn has been developed and supported by Clore Poetry and Literature Awards, the Arts Council and the Trustees of Wenlock Poetry Festival.