So I took three age groups- prep to year 1 and even two four year olds through a rhythmic two word poem looking at different sensory surrounds of the river itself. When I talked about the title for the poem one girl said 'Done!' and that became the title- very creative!
It was a windy day but perfect for writing. Along the banks are the evidence of a wet winter and spring with plenty of grasses and plenty of seed heads for the children to really look at.
I liked to think of our writing as a slow savouring of all the nature around us- something we don't stop to appreciate enough and poetry is the perfect vehicle for this.
Well done to Meg for organising and to everyone who came and wrote!