Poet visits Desborough College to inspire students

Poet visits Desborough College to inspire students

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Katherine Denham

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Poet visits Desborough College to inspire students

A poet has paid a visit to a school to help enthusiastic writers create a poetry anthology.


James Nash visited Desborough College in Shoppenhangers Road on Wednesday to talk to high ability students about his job and help them generate ideas for their own poems.

The 65-year-old writer presented the students, aged from 11 to 14, with objects - including a trumpet and a boxing glove - to use as a stimulus to write from the point of view of a young woman and a young man living in the First World War.

The children then shared their ideas amongst each other before writing and editing their individual pieces.

James, who has been writing professionally for 16 years, said: “We worked like a steam train because we had quite a lot to get through.

“They are extremely motivated and talented boys and are a real credit to the school.”

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