Performance poet Valerie Bloom performs her poem 'Pinda Cake' for a group of children. The poem uses Jamaican patois to create a distinctive rhythm and rhyme.
Useful as part of study of performance poetry. Ask the class to watch the clip and allow them to join in with the singing and performance sections of the poem. Ask the children to listen to verses for which there are no actions or performance. Split the class into groups and allocate each group a different verse to recreate, firstly in picture format to capture the scene. Draw the class back together and collate the images together to create a storyboard of the poem. Next, ask the children to work with their group to choreograph a performance of their part of the poem and perform as a whole class in a carousel fashion.