Making revolting rhymes with Paul Lyalls

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10:00am, 12th October
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Making revolting rhymes with Paul Lyalls
  • Making revolting rhymes with Paul Lyalls
  • Making revolting rhymes with Paul Lyalls
  • Making revolting rhymes with Paul Lyalls
  • Making revolting rhymes with Paul Lyalls
  • Making revolting rhymes with Paul Lyalls

Poet Paul Lyalls helped visitors create some plexicated poems based on their favourite Roald Dahl characters.

On Saturday visitors to the Museum were treated to some perfect poetry inspiration from visiting poet Paul Lyalls. They listened to some poetry for inspiration, played guessing rhyme games, completed a big collaborative poem about a basketball playing BFG, then created their own Roald Dahl inspired poems with a revolting twist at the end! 

Paul Lyalls BFG poem

Above: the big BFG poem.

Here's Paul Lyalls' poem based on his favourite character, Matilda.

Matilda

There was a girl called Matilda
She could fix mean people like Bob the builder
She sorted out her stupid parents
Gave them both just deserved deterrents.
But of all her problems, her head teacher was the worst!
The Trunch made every kids life cursed.
So Matilda taught her a lesson,
Using magic and determination as her weapon.
Now the Trunch didn't go back to her mother
instead she's taking part on celebrity big brother.

Calling all primary school aged kids - feeling inspired to write your own poem? Why not enter your own revolting rhyme to the Revolting Rhymers competition for a chance to win jaw-shuddering prizes? Competition closes Friday 21 October 2016.