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Children help create their very own poetry

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 22, 2014

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TALENTED youngsters from a Burton nursery were “delighted” after learning that their self-penned poetry efforts look set to be published.

Children and staff from Busy Bees nursery, based on the Centrum 100 business park, were “over the moon” after finding out that their poetry will form part of a special anthology.

The creative children entered the Young Writers’ My First Poem Senses competition, an initiative organised by Young Writers, throughout the UK, after being urged to by staff.

Cathy Mclay, Busy Bees assistant manager, said: “The poem was to be all about the senses, what they could see, smell, hear, touch and taste.

“They had great fun writing it and also choosing the topic.

“Children aged between three and five years old wrote about everything from their holidays to baby dolls.

“So it was a great way for them to learn new skills and really think about their topic.

“We were really excited to receive the letter, and to have been told the children’s work will be published is just so special for us all, parents, staff and the children.

“They worked so hard on the project, that we just can’t wait to see the published book,” she added.

The book called Senses – The Midlands, will be published towards the end of September and will be kept at the British Library and other libraries across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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