Tretherras Students Create Poetry for National Trust Project


The poetry group from Newquay Tretherras are out adventuring with the National Trust to prepare a space for a poetic installation.

14 students across Years 7 to 10 are opening up an idyllic spot along the Gannel coast path in order to make it suitable for a bench.

The idea is that poetry created by the students, inspired by the views along the river, will be carved into a bench made from driftwood collected by the National Trust team.

Whilst cutting back the brambles and blackthorn, the students were encouraged to have a think about what the place meant to them and how it made them feel.

The project is currently ongoing and students are now engaging their writing skills to prepare poems to decorate the bench with.

Miss Amiee Wright, English teacher at Newquay Tretherras commented, ‘The students were totally engaged in the task and enjoyed being outdoors, clearing the vegetation as well as climbing a tree or two! They worked incredibly hard to clear the space and are looking forward to having their work published in such a unique way!’

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