On Tuesday 16 October Bewdley Sixth Formers attended The Bewdley Festival to hear the poet, author and Oxford University lecturer, Simon Armitage, read from his works. As arguably Britain’s most widely read poet students knew were in for a treat.

Tom in Year 12 commented that “He immersed the audience and his poems were full of a very subtle humour. I couldn’t recommend it enough!” Students were all in agreement that his opening poem “Thank you for waiting” was very relatable and recommend that everyone should read it too.