On 1st October the students at The Grange celebrated National Poetry Day. Exploring the poetic device of rhyme – a key feature of the English Language which is not shared by all languages – we looked at Nursery Rhymes. Our juniors created a fantastic Humpty Dumpty figure using paper and the students competed to design a “Humpty” picture.

Our seniors looked at rhyme and other poetic devices in “The Owl and the Pussycat” as well as investigating the origins of the Humpty Dumpty rhyme. For example, did you know that Humpty was thought to be based on Richard III who died at the Battle of Bosworth – or that it is possible that the “Wall” was his horse’s name? These are just some of the facts uncovered by our students!

The students also made a fantastic display in our entrance foyer.