In line with the current primary school English curriculum, Birmingham-based attraction, Cadbury World, has announced an all-new poetry workshop.
Titled ‘Can you create your own performance poem?’, the workshop will encourage pupils in years 5 and 6 to work in groups to create a poem about a chocolate machine.
The workshop aims to support the curriculum by developing students’ understanding and enjoyment of stories and poetry. There will also be opportunities to further children’s understanding of the different forms of poetry – specifically the importance of tone, volume and action when reading aloud. Pupils will also be given the chance to write a poem as a group and read it out loud.
To support the launch, Cadbury World will be running a school poetry competition, challenging pupils to submit a poem or story about a cocoa bean. The winner, which will be announced on World Book Day (Thursday 7 March 2019), will win a class trip to Cadbury World, including a talk or workshop of their choice, to be taken in May, June or September 2019.
Diane Mitchell, marketing manager at Cadbury World, said: “Our poetry workshop, held in one of our dedicated education rooms, will not only provide an opportunity to advance children’s understanding of the genre but will also help them to develop their social skills as they participate in a group learning environment.
“Cadbury World has over 27 years’ experience in hosting educational talks and workshops and we are proud to welcome over 2,000 school groups each year.”
Group visits are currently available at £9.80 per child, including the talk, for a minimum of 25 paying pupils. One free adult will also be admitted for every eight children.
For more information on educational talks, or to book your visit to Cadbury World, visit www.cadburyworld.co.uk/schools-and-groups