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Playground poets at Thornhill Primary School write about dads and dishwashers

16 June, 2017

Thornhill primary school poets Luca and Ciara

STUDENTS at Thornhill Primary school performed poems they had written about dads, dishwashers and ballet on Monday.

The 13-strong troupe of verse-makers performed alongside the school’s poet in residence, Paul Lyalls, to the packed-out school hall in Thornhill Road.

Luca, aged nine, who read out a poem about waking up and being energised, said: “I like writing poems because I like to make jokes that make no sense.”

The night was part of the month-long Word 2017 festival which sees performances by residents throughout the borough to celebrate freedom of expression.

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