Wild Spurn Point is an inspiration for Easington pupils on National Poetry Day
To celebrate National Poetry Day on Thursday, October 3, pupils from Easington C of E Primary Academy wrote and performed poems inspired by visits to Spurn Point. The activity was led by poet Aly Stoneman and Spurn Heritage Officer Andrew Mason from Yorkshire Wildlife trust and followed school visits to the nature reserve in September.
Pupils interpreted this year’s National Poetry Day theme of “truth” as bearing witness to facts and ideas that are important to them. They focused on the importance of connecting with nature and how they can safeguard the environment for the future.
The poems evoked plants, animals and special places visited at Spurn. The children also shared their work with the rest of the school and their families and made audio recordings and videos of themselves performing their poetry. In addition to their poetry the children also produced paintings with the assistance of a local artist. All of their work will feature in “The poetic Landscapes of Spurn” exhibition at Spurn Lighthouse from November 2019 – March 2020. The children have been invited to a launch event at Spurn Discovery Centre on Wednesday 20th November when they will again get the chance to showcase their work.
Kerry Verity, Head of School said, “The children have been engaged and inspired by their visit to Spurn Point. They have been creative and their range of vocabulary and expression has increased as a result of their experience. They have loved working on the project.”