Pupils are poets – and they really do know it

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Pupils at Stoke Goldington CE First School became poets at a special event with renowned author John Foster – and they really did know it.

Children’s author John visited the school last week to hold a poetry workshop, and had them spellbound with poetry about animals, dragons, dinosaurs and wizards.

He performed a variety of poems with catchy rhymes and actions, before working with the Year One and Year Two pupils to help them to write and create their own poems.

He was so impressed with their work John has said he is hoping to feature examples on his own website.

Following the workshops Mr Foster personally signed books for the children and their parents .

Some of his books, featuring illustrations by Winnie the Witch artist Korky Paul, proved particularly popular with the budding poets.