I Come From

We wrote the poems below after reading and discussing Robert Seattar’s  and Dean Atta’s ‘I Come From’. These poems are about memories, growing up, celebrating joy and talking about our cultural identity. Where are you from? 

We were inspired by the BBC clip below which features some school girls from Bradford. We are grateful to them for sharing their stories, it has helped us to share our own.  Watch the clip, their words are strong and lyrical. 

Our teacher has written one too and we’d love to share some written by parents. Go on have a go! Click on the link below and read the poem a few times. You can try your own version using references to the sounds, sights and smells of your childhood. Write about what you remember. Write quickly, without thinking about it too much. Send your poems to megrant@pkc.gov.uk 

I Come From Robert Seatter

I Come From by Dean Atta

Thank you to Kate Clanchy for provided the lesson from her wonderful book: How to Grow Your Own Poem.

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