Aims of the project
During the day, the pupils created different styles of poetry, focussing on three different subject areas. At the end of the day, the pupils' work was revealed in a Poetry Masterclass Showcase to which the participants, their parents/ guardians, plus teaching staff from the individual schools were invited to attend. Following the Masterclass, each participating pupil and school received a booklet of poetry created on the day, to provide a special memento of the day.
Prior to the event, the day was organised and administrated by one member of support staff.
The event required two members of teaching staff and two members of support staff from Pocklington School to run the event. The pupils from participating schools were accompanied by one member of staff.
The event commenced at 9.30am and finished at 4pm, during which the pupils used a range of facilities available at the school, including classrooms, the Dining Hall and the external grounds.
There is no financial contribution to attend this event.
A total of 10 Year 5 pupils from three state primary schools in the local area attended the Masterclass.
Frequency and duration
This was the first time the event had been held, but it is planned to be an annual event.