Notes and Queries on John Clare
I am writing from a school in Rutland. Clare is geographically our closest poet, therefore we have decided that all year 7 students should work on 12 of his poems. I am compiling resources – looking for biographical details and selecting which poems to study. We shall also run a trip to his birth place.
Delighted to read this, and would be glad to help out. Perhaps we could talk directly about materials and suitable poems for that age group? And Clare Cottage in Helpston is keen to welcome school groups – a visit is a great way to extend an understanding of Clare’s life and work, and a good location too for a walk or some inspiring work on history, ecology, art…
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