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Portland pupils use their skills for Royal homework
PUPILS on Portland were so inspired by the royal wedding that they have created poems and newspaper articles with their own take on the big day.
The Year 7 youngsters at Royal Manor Arts College relished the homework of watching Kate Middleton marry Prince William and they impressed their teacher with their creativity.
Lilly Pitman, aged 12, of The Grove, said: “I did a news report on what would happen if Will didn’t turn up.
“It’s called Where’s Will? But he did turn up in the end, really, really late because he’d lost one of his badges.
“I watched the royal wedding and thought it was really good.”
Natalie Court, aged 12, of Weston, wrote a newspaper article about the bride’s dress, describing it as elegant and graceful, while Lydia Alcock, of Weston, created a fictional piece entitled The Train Rips.’ She said: “I did a news report but it was a bit of a funny one.
“It begins ‘So we’re finally here...’ and was true to life until in my story one of the bridesmaids steps on the train of Kate’s dress and rips it to threads.
“I thought that could be the reason she gets two kisses – I kind of made it up.
“I really liked all the hats at the wedding so it was a fun homework.”
Sophie Kenderdine, aged 12, of Tophill, said: “I did a poem about the wedding, I watched it with my mum and it was quite good.
“Part of my poem says ‘Then out on the balcony which no one should miss, cameras will click to capture that first special kiss.”
Emily Burridge, aged 12, of Underhill wrote an Ode to Kate that begins “Kate loves Will, and Will loves Kate, she’s the key to his fate...”
And continues “The kiss on the balcony is the best of all, with Kate and Will standing proud and tall...”
English teacher Laura Parkes was really impressed by the ‘stunning’ results of the quirky homework.
She said: “I sent them off with a holiday homework to write an Ode to Kate while watching the royal wedding and they surprised me with a stream of stunning poetry.”