December 2019 The Runcible Spoon has been on hiatus over the last few months. We've been busy with a few other creative projects but we're very glad to be back with a stunning poem by Emily DeWildt. Emily is a young poet from West Auckland with a real gift for language. Emily, we hope you write more for us over the summer!
April 2019 You're in for a treat! This week we're featuring the work of two very creative writers; Arth and Ashwin. Arth has a real creative gift. He never fails to come up with original, clever and often hilarious ideas. Ashwin is a very bright young man who has a natural talent for writing. He's also great at maths - gee some people have all the luck!
Gus has been having a great time with the talented children at The Gaya Tree. Here's a stunning poem about Mercury.
At Laingholm School there is an amazing class called Room 8. They are an imaginative, enthusiastic and talented bunch! Check out their wonderful writing.
Oh wow! Oh wow wow wow! That is what Caroline said when she read the writing of the Room 10 poets. Room 10 is an amazing, creative and enthusiastic class at Laingholm School. Check out their astounding poetry!
March has been a difficult month for us here in New Zealand. We've been shocked and deeply saddened by the terror attack in Christchurch. We've also seen a truly remarkable amount of compassion. Our young people have shown the world that we are a united, peace-loving and empathetic people. School students have come together all over the country, holding vigils, silently reflecting together and 'marching for love'. Selena Wang, an intermediate student from Auckland, wrote this moving poem. It expresses shock but also her empathy and compassion. Thank you Selena for your words.
This October we're featuring work by the extension writing group from Newmarket School. They're definitely a talented bunch to watch!
September's feature poet is the talented Saskia Nyhoff.
Here's a little bit about her:
Hi, my name is Saskia. I am 11 years’ old and I have a brother and a dog called Noodle. I love the outdoors; swimming, long-distance running, climbing and the beach. Also, I like music, reading and I have a vivid imagination and enjoy writing.