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GCSE Syllabus Poet John Agard's visit to AAN

Attleborough Academy students were very fortunate to receive a visit from the award winning Caribbean-British poet, playwright and children's writer, John Agard on Tuesday 16 May.   John,  whose achievements include  winning the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, as well as being published in our current GCSE English anthologies, visited the school via the school's connections with the Norwich Writers Centre. He had performed the day before in Norwich as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival; AAN was privileged to be the only other performance he gave during this stay.  His energetic and passionate  approach to poetry inspired the audience of Year 9, 10, 12 and 13 students, and staff, who watched him perform; leaving a lasting impression of his perceptive observations and imaginative approach to life.