Build a Poetree: Reading poems with children, children will select their favourite poem, circle their favourite word(s) or verbalise what they love about the poem. Children will write their favourite word(s) and/or draw imagery from the poem on paper leaves and together hang on the poetree.
Ages: 5-12 years old
The 8’ tree was crafted by Men's Shed, Carrick on Suir for the children in the Presentation Primary School. The School kindly gave us a loan of the Tree for Poetry Town week.
Ellen Foley is a Final Year student of the Theatre and Drama degree in the Cork School of Music. Ellen has been involved in the Arts within Carrick-on-Suir for years taking dance and guitar lessons when she was younger and in her teens joining Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society performing in numerous productions. Ellen has been involved in several projects with the Tudor Artisan Hub and gets great enjoyment out of each project.
When she is not studying or on stage Ellen is a drama teacher in Bellvue Academy of Performing Arts, Clonmel and teaching assistant in the Montforts College of Performing Arts, Cork. This year Ellen has achieved an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama Teaching with the London College of Music and is looking forward to the last year of her degree.