A ‘High Five’ for Drama
A ‘High Five’ for drama for every child in every school. I have taught, written about, and adjudicated drama in schools for long enough to know that there really is no greater teaching tool for helping children become well-rounded, confident adults. See earlier posts for more of what I have said on the subject and to obtain poems that can be effectively used in the drama classroom. The photos in this post are here to illustrate the poem ‘The Jungle’ by Andrew Pender-Smith.
The jungle’s alive with
and grunting tigers.
The beating of jungle drums.
The roar of a far-off waterfall.
The loud trumpeting of
an old, grey elephant
and the galloping hooves of a buck
as a growling lion chases him.
Run, buck – runnn!
© Andrew Pender-Smith
Teachers and students are free to use this poem. I hope they enjoy using it.
Once again I include one of my maxims: ‘A poem a day helps build vocabulary the easy way’.