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Nicola's Tiger

One school in Bradford decided to add to my 'Reading and Writing Poetry' workshop, by incorporating linked sessions on art and drama into the day. Nicola's Tiger was a particular favourite in the art groups. It's a favourite of mine, too, and although I've seen it dozens of times it still gives me a little frisson when I turn the page to find it leaping out at me:

In molten bronze, the tiger’s fluid power

Roared out its terror – heard the jungle cower:

He saw the sharp-edged blood-streaks of macaws;

He heard the panther crouch on velvet paws.



This is one of the pictures produced by a Year 6 student on that day. I love its intensity and use of colour.


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