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PSHE Blackout Poems

During PSHE Year 7 and 8 students have been discussing why language matters and learning how to make thoughtful vocabulary choices by creating Blackout poems celebrating diversity.

Blackout poetry is when a page of text is completely blacked out (coloured over with a board pen so that it is no longer visible) except for a select few words/phrases. When only these words are visible, a brand new story/message/poem is created from the existing text. They picked a key message to make some fantastic creative poems out of the printed extracts from various different novels from Roald Dahl to Lewis Caroll. See some of them here...