Shampoo helps students’ poems shine on National Poetry Day

Shampoo helps students’ poems shine on National Poetry Day

10 October 2023

Ms Amanda Owens, Librarian

In celebration of National Poetry Day on Thursday 5 October, renowned poet and musician Kimba Bush ran a series of wonderful creative writing workshops for Years 7, 8 and 9. Students wrote some fantastic poems on this year’s theme of Refuge using all seven figures of speech contained in the acronym S.H.A.M.P.O.O. – simile, hyperbole, alliteration, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, and oxymoron.

Kimba Bush, originally from Trenton, New Jersey, also performed some of his work at a National Poetry Day assembly for the whole school, and, at lunchtime, treated students and staff to a wonderful performance of in the Live Lounge, including his poem Bridges and, in rap form, Celebrity

In conjunction with National Poetry Day, we launched our annual Woldingham Poetry Competition. Students have been asked to write and submit poems in any format on the theme of Refuge by Friday 3 November. I’m sure many entries will have been inspired by Kimba’s visit.

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