Inside Poetry Club “I really like Poetry Club – it’s a chance to be creative in all sorts of ways. I love English, and Poetry Club is like English lessons but with no limitations at all!” (Maria, Year 8) Poetry Club, run by Mr Jackson and Mr Larham, is an opportunity for students to be creative without boundaries. Mr Jackson, English Teacher, said: “This is a great hour. It’s all about creativity and relaxing and the students can do whatever helps them feel inspired; we have knitters, we have acoustic guitarists, and we have some very talented writers.” This week’s theme was A Wonderful World, with students given no restrictions on what they can write – it just had to fit the theme in some way. Poems written to this theme will be entered in an upcoming Rotary competition. Katherine from Year 9, who recently won the Treneer Shield at this year’s Gorsedh Kernow for her poetry, penned this poem in the first 10 minutes of Poetry Club. What a Beautiful World by Kathryn, 9JE I walk down the hill As the river flows Hear the rustle of the trees Wind taking leaves as it goes I look round At the woods around me The glowing green It just astounds me This is when I notice one thing The rocks shine like they’ve been pearled And it makes me see What a beautiful world I see the roll of the waves that slap the shore Crashing in as they’ve done before The trees grow higher than clouds Groaning and creaking Moaning so loud it’s like they’re speaking This is when I notice one thing The rocks shine like they’ve been pearled And it makes me see What a beautiful world Poetry Club takes place every Tuesday in E4. See the English Department for more information.