We recently enjoyed a very special festive poetry workshop with children's poet Kit Weston as part of our 'thank you event' for our volunteers, top fundraisers and donors this year.
Kit led us through a fun idea for writing poetry showing us that we all had it in us to be poets. Together we came up with a poem by thinking of the sights, sounds, smells, sights tastes and touch of Christmas, before turning our thoughts to all the different lights and light sources we see at Christmas time.
Children and adults of all ages had a go at writing their own poems and we have shared some of them here. What fantastic poetry!
Kit has shared some top tips for writing poems and you can find a downloadable copy of her tips here.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the workshop and to all our volunteers, supporters, fundraisers and donors who have been such an important part of Juvenile Arthritis Research during our special 5th birthday year. And of course a big thank you to Kit Weston for showing us that we can all bring a sprinkle of Christmas magic and joy with our poems.