Year 8 and 9 English – Poetry in Action

Year 8 and 9 English started with a bang this term with a performance from the drama company, Poetry in Action. Three actors from the company performed a piece called United Nations of Poetry which showcased a range of poetic genres from all corners of the globe. Students watched as the performers explored love, war, grief, and hope through poetry. Poets whose work was featured included Matuso Basho, Maya Angelou, W. H. Auden, and even Midnight Oil (complete with Peter Garret impersonation).

It was wonderful to see students engage with the performance as a dynamic launch into their next area of study in Years 8 and 9 English: poetry.