Poetry Project 2021
Here are the finished poems, polished off by poet Matt Windle (watch his performance videos below each piece) and illustrated by artist Kerith Ogden (click to download PDFs):
Congratulations to all the young people whose rhyming couplets feature in the poems
Hi I'm Matt Windle, professional poet and professional boxer. I'm working with the West Midlands Virtual Schools, and we're giving young people in care the chance to be part of a poetry project.
We want you to send us at least one rhyming couplet, and I'll combine yours with all the others we get, to create some massive poems which I'll perform on film. You don't have to have any experience at all of writing poetry, and you can be any age and any level of confidence.
We've built our own Rhyming Couplets Tool, so if you don't have any ideas, you can choose words from dropdown lists. But if you're a keen poet, you can write your own from scratch.
FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE
AND THEIR FOSTER SIBLINGS
What's a Rhyming Couplet?
Find out from Matt:
N.B. external link to YouTube. We strongly advise avoiding clicking on any further links or advertisements, and recommend a key adult be present.
How does it work?
We're giving you 3 themes to choose from:
This Is Me
Watch my film about rhyming couplets, then click on the theme you want below, and you can choose how to put your couplet together - use our Rhyming Couplet Generator or write your own.
CLICK ON A THEME TO GET STARTED:
Please feel free to send in more than 1 couplet, and from more than 1 theme if you like. You can send up to a maximum of 10 couplets in total.
For safeguarding reasons, we'll ask you to come up with a Pen Name when you submit your couplet, which you can choose from our dropdowns.
No bad language or inappropriate content please - we reserve the right not to publish inappropriate content.
Poetry © Matt Windle
Project originally created by Herefordshire & Worcestershire Virtual Schools