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Acclaimed children’s author Michael Rosen visits Ilford primary school

PUBLISHED: 13:30 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:35 31 May 2018

Michael Rosen cam to visit the school. Picture: Highlands Primary School

Michael Rosen cam to visit the school. Picture: Highlands Primary School

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The assembly hall was filled with gasps of delight when acclaimed children’s author and poet Michael Rosen came to Ilford.

Michael Rosen held an assembly with the children. Picture: Highlands Primary SchoolMichael Rosen held an assembly with the children. Picture: Highlands Primary School

Pupils at Highlands Primary School, Highlands Gardens, were captivated by the former poet laureate, who created stories such as No Breathing in Class, Bananas In My Ears and Fluff the Farting Fish.

He read out pieces of his work and also judged a poetry event.

Sandy Kaur, senior learning leader at the school, said the visit was a real inspiration to the whole school community and the morning assembly was filled with laughter and a “joyous appreciation of poetry”.

“After the assembly, Mr Rosen judged four borough-wide poetry competitions,” she said.

The author judged a borough-wide poetry competition. Picture: Highlands Primary SchoolThe author judged a borough-wide poetry competition. Picture: Highlands Primary School

“He did this over video conferencing and highlighted the skills and attributes behind performing poetry.

“He shared his knowledge and kept everyone captivated with recitals of his work.

“As a school we can confidently say that was one of our 
favourite and most inspiring mornings.”


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