Talents of young poets on display at St. Bernard School

 

Kelly Taylor reads one of her poems during the recent Poetry Cafe held at St. Bernard School.

Kelly Taylor reads one of her poems during the recent Poetry Cafe held at St. Bernard School.

Aaron Brush reads his poem during St. Bernard School's recent Poetry Cafe. At right, holding the microphone, is teacher Renée St. Pierre.

Aaron Brush reads his poem during St. Bernard School’s recent Poetry Cafe. At right, holding the microphone, is teacher Renée St. Pierre.

By RTT Staff

 

Young poets had a chance to share their material recently at St. Bernard School.

The school held a “Poetry Café” with roughly 50 of the local Catholic elementary school’s students reading poetry in front of fellow students as well as parents and grandparents. The readers were primarily Grade 3, 4, 7 and 8 students due to the fact the “Poetry Café” was co-organized by Grade 3/4 teacher Candace Zimmerman and Grade 7/8 teacher Renée St. Pierre.

“It’s going over well,” reported St. Pierre. “The kids are always nervous the first time they go up there but they want to go back up later on.”

The Grade 7/8 students get their poetry lessons in the fall while the Grade 3/4 students received their lessons within the last few weeks. Students showed their support for one another at the café not by applause, but by snapping their fingers at the conclusion of each poem.

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