PRIMARY pupils practised their prose and perfected their poetry during an exciting week of activities.
Children from all years at Redlands Primary School, in Redlands Lane, Fareham, took part in the school’s first ‘Take One Poem’ event.
A range of fun and educational activities was organised by Claire Hewitt, acting assistant headteacher, to spark interest from the children in poetry.
Mrs Hewitt said: ‘We’ve had an exciting week.
‘Our first ever Take One Poem week involved detailed study of a chosen poem, special events and lots of activities based around this poem and other poetry in general.’
The school picked the week before the Easter break to hold its new event so that it could focus on poetry relating to spring.
It chose William Wordsworth’s poem Daffodils to look at in detail.
As well as holding sessions in the classroom relating to the poem, the school took trips to Fareham library and worked with artist Steve Porter to produce daffodil sculptures, which can now be found in the school entrance.
Pupils Megan Jones, 10, Malachi Saggers, 11, Lauren Guest, nine, and Ethan Truscott, seven, enjoyed the week.
Malachi said: ‘I liked designing the daffodils and we took the poem and turned it into a narrative, thinking about how the poet was feeling when he wrote the poem.’
For Lauren, her favourite parts were creating a workbook and learning the science behind the bulb.
Headteacher Kevin Harcombe also got in on the act and taught music lessons based on Daffodils to all classes, producing some unique musical compositions.
The week of activities came to an end yesterday at 3pm, just before the school broke up for Easter, with all the pupils reciting the poem to parents and friends of the school in the playground.
Mrs Hewitt said: ‘This rounded off an enjoyable and memorable week.’