These poems are full of rapid rhythm and powerful rhyme so make a great choice for Choral Speaking /Performance Poetry activities. Poetry Marathon deserves special mention; when read together, the four sections provide a witty take on this epic race. Children love the concept and Stevens & Moses have ensured there is lots to discuss by littering the poem with language devices that KS2-4 children in particular should be familiar with. 'When poems get puffed they take a break, sometimes sit down at the side of the page.' I used 'Tennis Match' for a duet entry in a local choral speaking competition. The two voices brought the poem to life, with shared lines that mimicked the sound of the ball: 'Thwack,' Thwock,' 'Thwick!' It was a gold medal performance.
I thoroughly recommend this collection of poems, which are a fine and fitting way to remember Britain's 2012 Summer Olympics