Attleborough High nurtures poets of tomorrow

Students at Attleborough High School put on a dynamic showcase of poetry to celebrate the culmination of a new literary project.

Alongside performance poet Luke Wright and University of East Anglia (UEA) teacher Helen Ivory, Year Nine pupils recited their own work to parents and fellow students.

The performance marked the end of the Well Versed project - a national pilot aimed at building partnerships between poets and schools and improving poetry on offer to young people. During the event, the students showcased their alliterative poems based upon John Cooper Clarke poetry, truth and lies sequences arising from studies of Ross Sutherland poetry and narrative verse creations inspired by the poet Jo Shapcott.

Assistant head teacher Carmina McConnell said: 'This project has been so successful and illustrates the effectiveness of building partnerships between schools and external experts.

'This was a superb showcase performance and the visiting poets and their English teacher Caroline Graham have inspired the students to create wonderful, intelligent and witty poetry.'