Fluttering and dancing and poetry prancing

Published on: 03 Sep 2014

Tiny tots could be following the Lake District tradition of brilliant bards with poetry perfect for mini-rhymesters.

Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey did not get the opportunity, but young children and their carers can skip in their footsteps thanks to inspirational Pop-up Poetry sessions.
Lake District National Park's learning team has linked with Wordsworth Trust to run the sessions on 8, 12 and 17 September  at its visitor centre Brockhole, on the shores of Windermere.

Learning co-ordinator, Ruth Suddaby, explained: "It's a fun, free and friendly chance to enjoy pop-up poetry and creative activities. There will be readings of poems old and stories inspired by Wordsworth's poems. There is even a chance to make simple crafts to take home.

"Most importantly, we can hopefully generate an early love of words and inspire the next generation of Lake District poets."

For further information contact Ruth Suddaby on 015394 46601 or visit Brockhole's website

Children enjoying reading poetry
Photo: Children enjoying reading poetry

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