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Jun 05 2015

The Frooty Nooties: An exciting book of poems by Vaughan children

school_signInternationally acclaimed, award winning Faber poet and Vaughan Primary School dad, Daljit Nagra, recently ran poetry writing workshops with children in the school – from pre-schoolers (Nursery) to Year 6 (10 and 11 year olds). Working across the school Daljit inspired children to write original verse on different themes.

The result is a professionally bound anthology of lively poems written by over 450 Vaughan pupils. The book, The Frooty Nooties, will be launched at the School’s Fun Day on 13 June 2015 where some of the poets will be reading. The aim of the project has been to raise the aspirations of our wonderful children and funds for the school for the added extras that make our children’s learning experience even better. All proceeds from the book will go directly to the school.

Year one school child (aged 6) said: “I enjoyed writing a poem. It was about home. I liked listening to him [Daljit]”

Daljit Nagra said: “I was struck by the enthusiasm and talent of the children. Their poems offer humour, sensitivity and insight into life in multicultural Harrow. No surprise, every class was a joy to work with”.

Andrew Griffin (Head Teacher) said: “This is a brilliant idea which has really inspired the children. The poems demonstrate the creativity, the personality and the diversity of our children at Vaughan. The anthology will make us all want to pick up a pen and write.”

For more information please contact: nerysanthony@yahoo.com (07980 569372) Nerys Anthony is the Chair of the Vaughan School PTA

About Vaughan Primary School

  • Vaughan Primary School is located at The Gardens, West Harrow, HA1 4EL
  • Website: http://www.vaughan.harrow.sch.uk/
  • Vaughan Primary School has over 550 children
  • Vaughan Primary School has a 80% of the children classified as British Minority Ethnic and 50% of the children have English as their second home language

 

 

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  1. sonoo malkani

    Great way to find talent and encourage young school children to come forward and shine.Harrow is known for its schools.Keep the tradition going!

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