On Monday, 12th May, P3/4 went to The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh to see the first performance by the children’s Poet Laureate, Michael Rosen, on his tour of Scotland. Stephanie had won tickets for our whole class when her poem ‘Shhhh!’ was chosen as one of the prize-winners for Edinburgh and the Lothians.
There were children from lots of other schools there and it was very busy. We were all excited and couldn’t wait for Michael Rosen to appear. First of all, he told us about his life as a little boy, sharing a bedroom with his brother Brian. They got up to lots of mischief and we laughed at all his stories. Then he told us about his Dad and the funny things he said. He also told us the poem about his very strict teacher who didn’t allow the pupils to breathe. She was very, very strict! Michael’s Mum made delicious chocolate cake when he was small and he told us a hilarious story about eating all the cake up in the middle of the night. We could just imagine him creeping back up the stairs with chocolate round his mouth! Lastly, he told us about the hole he tried to drill into his brother’s bedroom because he missed him so much. It made us realise how much he must have liked his brother!
‘My favourite part was when he told us about the hole in the wall because it was very funny. His Dad poked his finger in Michael’s shoulder and said, ‘Never, ever let me see you do that again, or there will be trouble!’ (Cameron)
‘I liked it when he told us that his favourite cake was his Mum’s chocolate cake. One night he started to eat the crumbs round it and ended up eating the whole cake.’ (Freyja)
‘I liked it when Michael told us about his son, Joe, because it was really funny and it was called ‘Mmmmm!’I can just imagine the little boy telling his toys that they were in trouble too.’ (Ross)
‘Everyone was happy when we came in. First he told us about when he was a small boy and it was funny. Everyone had a good time.’ (Maya)