Famous Author meets Denton Corrie school
Thursday 29th September 2016 13:57 Community Denton & Audenshaw News Posted by Adam Higgins

It was a day to remember for Denton’s Corrie Primary pupils when they met famous children’s author Michael Rosen after scooping a competition prize.

The Corrie class wrote a poem called ‘We’re Going On An Ogre Hunt’ based on the author’s poem ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.’

As result of their winning entry, the youngsters – who were in Year 2 when they entered the competition – got to meet the author, a former Children’s Laureate.

He personally read and acted out their poem at the Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things interactive exhibition in Manchester.

Teacher Andrea Ethell was overwhelmed by the exhibition and the chance to write a version of the famous poem.

She said: “It’s been absolutely fantastic and an amazing opportunity for the children,” they love the poem and they really enjoyed making our own version of it.”

The stunning exhibition runs until December 17, but the Corrie youngsters were the first to see it.

“It’s really lovely to come here and see this exhibition,” added Mrs Ethell.

“There are so many things to spark their imagination; the children could spend hours here.

She added: “Michael Rosen’s perfect because he’s got a great insight into what children find funny, what they find exciting, so we love his work.”

The author himself was thrilled with the children’s version of his poem and was delighted to help them read it out.

“I always say to teachers that one of the simplest and easiest ways to get children writing is to pick something that’s already written and say ‘hey we can write something like that’ and you can kind of imitate it.

“I was very impressed with their poem and I loved all the variations and lovely things to do with it and it was really good and I loved acting it out.”

By Alex Byrom