The biannual Poetry Eisteddfod is one of the highlights on the Foundation Phase calendar.
It is a celebration of the English language, and English children’s poetry in particular, which is the Home Language of the Phase. During the weeks leading up to the eisteddfod the learners were buzzing poetry – reciting, sleeping, eating poetry! The evening finally arrived on 25 June. From 18h30 the audience was treated to a show that delighted the senses!
Delightful poetry such as ‘What to do about Grandma’ were presented, each one in a unique way!
What To Do About Grandma
When grandma goes to sleep at night,
I shut all the windows and doors.
I put cotton in my ears because, well,
my grandma snores.
She snores so loud it jiggles the house
and makes the shutters shake.
One time our neighbors ran out screaming –
they thought there was an earthquake.
Another time she snored so loud
our ears and noses bled.
Now everyone runs for cover
when my grandma goes to bed.
Yes, grandma’s known for snoring.
She’s known all over town.
Even power saws and freight trains
tell my grandma to pipe down.
She’s louder than a motor bike
or a great big thunder clap.
Oh dear! Oh no! I’ve got to go!
It’s time for grandma’s nap!
Congratulations to learners and parents, we might add, for their stout efforts.