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I n t o u c h w i t h y o u 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1Headline School Service Events Training General CircularsSchool NewsSuccess Stories.A ROYAL PERFORMANCEFour pupils from Chorlton High School accompanied Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy tothe launch of her national Laureate Education project, Anthologise, in London thisweek.They joined pupils from other Anthologise flagship schools in Bath, Cambridge andHaringey to discuss their favourite poetry with Carol Ann, and were visited by HRH TheDuchess of Cornwall, who was there to help launch the project.Chorlton School librarian Rachel Hockey said, “Meeting the Duchess and Carol Ann was afantastic experience for our pupils – something they will remember for a long time.”"It was great" said Ruaridh Bisset from Year 10. "I really enjoyed meeting Carol AnnDuffy, John Agard and Grace Nichols.""I'm really looking forward to getting involved in theAnthologise competition this year" said Alabama Griffithswho read her favourite poem" La Belle Dame Sans Merci"by John Keats at the launch.Anthologise was devised by Carol Ann in conjunction withthe Poetry Book Society. Secondary school pupils acrossthe country are invited to compile their own poetryanthologies with the winning one published by Picador,with a foreword by The Duchess of Cornwall and CarolAnn.Carol Ann says, “Although the prize is fantastic and willundoubtedly be an important motivating factor for schools,the main benefit of the project is engaging young people inthe reading and appreciation of poetry for pleasure. Poetryis something that can appreciated and enjoyed as part ofdaily life, rather than just as an examination subject.”SUCCESSFUL CREATIVEHAPPYContact: Zoe MorrisTel: 0161 882 1150Email: z.morris@chorltonhigh.manchester.sch.uk3

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