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Pre-Prep Poetry Week

Last week Matt Black (poet laureate for Derbyshire 2013) visited Pre-Prep for two days of poetry workshops. Every boy in Pre-Prep contributed to the anthology ‘An Almost Alphabet of Animals’ which we are all very proud of.


The boys worked in small groups, taking a different letter of the alphabet. They chatted with Matt and gave him ideas which inspired poems in different formats including kennings, a diary poem, free verse, letter, limerick, nonsense poem and rhyming couplets. The boys were thrilled to work with a professional poet and Matt was extremely impressed with their language skills, creativity and co-operation.

The week ended with a sharing session where the boys recited and performed some of their poems, often with energetic actions!

Click here to browse the anthology – we think you’ll enjoy it!

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