Class 4 Become Poetry Film-Makers!
Class 4 concluded their Poetry Benches project this week which they started just before half term with local poet Sara-Jane Arbury, which saw them use their brilliant poetry skills including use of descriptive adjectives, adverbs, alliteration and even some personification to bring a number of familiar landmarks around the lovely village of Bosbury to life.
After a quick rendezvous in the local pub, where Woody the dog proved more of a distraction for the children than the bar, staff managed to eventually pull the young film-makers away from patting the landlord's pet to get them to focus on the job at hand as they then split up into groups to go to the various locations where they had composed their poems with Sara-Jane a few weeks earlier.
It was then time for them to become Spielbergs, Camerons and Jacksons as they took turns in directing, filming and managing the all-important microphone and boom as they performed their various pieces to the camera with great confidence and clear deliveries.
After a few Denis Norden-worthy outtakes had been deleted from the iPads including forgotten lines and unwelcome intrusions from Bosbury traffic and low-flying jet aircraft, it was then time for each group to work with our ICT consultant Mark Sanderson in order to edit and put the finishing touches to their poetry masterpieces.
The readings can be viewed by scanning the QR codes shown HERE with a smartphone, or by viewing them on the 'Bosbury Bards' website page which has been specially created HERE. Eventually each sheet containing the QR codes will be put up around the village as plaques so members of the public can view the poems on location!
Well done to all of the new Bosbury Bards on composing and performing such excellent poems, and a special thank you to Sara-Jane for helping the children with their ideas and for putting the poems together, to Mark for all of his invaluable technical support and to Ledbury Poetry Festival for funding such a unique and innovative project.
Thank you also to Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Ponter, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Ruddick for accompanying and supervising the poets and film-makers on their travels.