“I have been astounded and humbled by both the quality of their poetry and their engagement with the project as a whole. They have shown a depth of understanding and empathy toward the past”.
On Tuesday the students performed their poems at the Roundhouse in Camden. I thought I’d share some photos with you.
Of the performance, Caroline Bray, Arts Award advisor for Museums, Heritage and Libraries said;
“It was an absolute pleasure to come to the performance. I was blown away by the work the young people had done, and the way they presented it. I had hoped that one of the things the (First World War) commemorations would achieve was a greater understanding of the war’s impact on `ordinary’ people and the heartfelt poems and seriousness with which the young people approached the performance showed this can be true”.
The BPMA has been privileged to work with such a talented group of young people who have so thoughtfully commemorated the human experience of the First World War in their own words.
Check out our Flickr set of this project.
-Sally Sculthorpe, Learning Officer