Have you ever thought about what lurks beneath our feet, at the centre of the Earth? Inspired by poets such as Edward Lear, local author Rob Hann created The Grumble Groar; a fire-breathing monster buried deep down in the farthest point of an imagined world.
Pupils from Nursery to Year 6 had a special visit from Rob Hann in assembly this morning. We listened to poems and were given the chance to ask Rob lots of questions. George in Year 6 asked what the pros and cons were of writing a book. Rob knew straight away that a ‘pro’ was that he gets to come into schools like Hollygirt and inspire young people. A ‘con’ was that when you start writing, you have no idea whether anyone will ever read it!
Years 1 to 2 stayed a little longer with Rob to hear some of his other poems. We were read The Legend of Sidney Sneed – a centipede who is the best footballer in a mini-beast football league! Because he’s a centipede, Sidney Sneed doesn’t bruise and doesn’t bleed, so he can ride tackles with ease until the ants come to play with a new tactic called ‘smother’.
After break time, pupils in Years 3 to 4 had a go at writing their own poem with Rob!
All pupils from Years 1 to 4 chose a copy of either The Grumble Groar or The Legend of Sidney Sneed to take home.