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.