Students taught a lesson in laughter

Comedy poet John Hegley meets pupils at Queen Elizabeth High School in Gainsborough.  John is pictured with pupils and Head of Creative Learning Marie Muir  G111205-2a
Comedy poet John Hegley meets pupils at Queen Elizabeth High School in Gainsborough. John is pictured with pupils and Head of Creative Learning Marie Muir G111205-2a

POPULAR and acclaimed poet and comedian John Hegley was in Gainsborough to give Queen Elizabeth’s High School pupils a lesson in laughter.

As part of the English Speaking Union scheme, the famous funnyman went along to the school, to show students how to make the powerful use of language and literature.

Comedy poet John Hegley meets pupils at Queen Elizabeth High School in Gainsborough  G111205-2b

Comedy poet John Hegley meets pupils at Queen Elizabeth High School in Gainsborough G111205-2b

“He demonstrated a combination of his own styles with music, poetry and comedy,” said QEHS head of creative learning Marie Muir. “Through workshops, he got the students to write their own poems to music and it was really clever and impressive how he used his work to give the students the impetus to create something of their own.”

She continued: “The students had a great time and everyone involved was absolutely buzzing - it was amazing.”

“We all learned so much about the power of written word and about how focusing on the smaller things can have much more meaning.”

She added: “The kids came away delighted with what they’d done and confident in the knowledge that they could write about absolutely anything they put their minds to.”