Poet meets pupils for library opening ceremony

Children at Arundel CE Primary School were delighted by a visit from one of Britain's favourite children's poets.

Friday, 4th November 2016, 11:55 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:20 am
Brian Moses with the pupils

Brian Moses certainly caused a stir with his poetry and percussion show for the whole school, in which he transported the children to the Snake Hotel, took them for a walk with an iguana and for an interesting spin round the supermarket in a customised shopping trolley. The poetry and percussion show was followed by writers’ workshops where the children in Key Stage Two wrote metaphor poems.

The day culminated with Brian officially opening the school’s new library. Four librarians performed Brian’s special library opening poem alongside him. Hamish Appleby, Abi Hollingsworth, Annie Kingshott and Harry Simpson gave a great performance in front of the audience, which included the Mayor of Arundel, James Stuart, and others such as the Avisford Hilton Hotel in Arundel, who have been instrumental in bringing the school’s vision of a new library to fruition.

Tina Twaites, ACE’s chief librarian said, “We were so thrilled to have Brian Moses in school today to help us raise the profile of reading with his wonderful workshops alongside the official opening of our new library – in style. After all, libraries empower learners.

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