Year 8 Poetry inspired by Grace Nichols
The Year 8 English set has been writing praise songs (a form of African poetry) inspired by the work of Grace Nichols, a poet whose writing features on the GCSE Literature syllabus.
We would love to share an example from one of the children who has shared her Praise Song about her teacher.
Praise Song for My Teacher
a dictionary to me
compelling and fascinating and intriguing
the pen’s rich ink to me
fluent and capable and honest
an inspiration to me
tolerant and formidable and considerate
an Aesop’s fable to me
a story to me
an English teacher to me
“Standards is my middle name!” you say.
Eliza, Year 8