Yr10 & YR11 English students travelled to Reading to participate in the national series of poetry conferences: PoetryLive! The KS4 students were treated to readings by poets of the highest calibre, including the Poet Laureate. We listened to : Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Simon Armitage, Amtiaz Dharker, Grace Nichols and Daljit Nagra. The poets explained their inspiration and students were able to ask questions. The highlight of the trip was to hear John Agard voice his passion for the forgotten people of our history. Peter Buckroyd (Chief examiner) also gave students an insight to writing higher grade passes. As usual, the students were a credit to our community.