Who wants a pet Bear?

Poetry Session


English: Writing, composition skills, planning writing, evaluating and editing, reviewing and sharing work.

History: significant person in history

In this session:

  • Find out about the famous poet Lord Byron and his amazing menagerie of animals that lived with him at Newstead Abbey including Boatswain, Byron’s beloved dog and Bruin his pet bear, by exploring artwork, rooms and artefacts at Newstead Abbey.
  • Explore words to describe and talk about their ideal real or imagined pets.
  • Play with adverbs, nouns, adjectives and synonyms to create their own menagerie poems.

This session can be combined with a Byron focussed tour of the house, or our animal themed tour to create a full day for your class.

Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am–12pm or 1pm–2.30pm
Cost per session: £180

Key Stage: 1/2


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