Poet in residence Louise Fazackerley reads at school's VE Day event
Pupils of Lily Lane primary school in Moston, Manchester, on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day with an event in which poetry was well to the fore. At the livestream event the school’s poet in residence, Louise Fazackerley, read poems including one about the wartime Land Girls - she was wearing the right attire - and another about the contribution of Afro-Caribbean nurses in the post-war formation of the NHS. The school headteacher, Julia Clark, said: “The children had been learning songs and dances at home through teaching videos and joined in on the day. We estimate over 500 people followed us live, sending in their own messages and hearing ours. We have already had 1,500 hits on Facebook.”
Tue 12th May 2020 17:56
Brilliantly done, all at Lily Lane, and especially the inimitable Louise.
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