A bard’s day of work for children

NRHNBE110629b2sch, Somerlea park junior school day of poetry. Poetry from the peaks Andy Tooze with year 3 and year 4 pupils.
NRHNBE110629b2sch, Somerlea park junior school day of poetry. Poetry from the peaks Andy Tooze with year 3 and year 4 pupils.

YOUNGSTERS from Somercotes have been taking part in a day of poetry at their school.

Pupils from Somerlea Park Junior School, in Bank Road, listened to poems and tried their hand at writing them yesterday, June 29. They were also visited by the ‘Poet from the Peaks’, Andy Tooze, who worked with the youngsters on their literary creations during the day. Andy, from Buxton used to be a primary school teacher but is now a full time poet, visiting schools to share his works with youngsters as well as writing books. The youngsters came to school dressed in the theme of two of Andy’s poems – one about super heroes and the other about summertime.