The Accent Team are delighted and honoured to welcome Terry Caffrey a well known and successful poet from Warrington as our Patron.
Terry's enthusiasm, and interaction with children relating to poetry, will be an inspiration to the children of Warrington and Halton. We look forward to Terry's Support as Patron of Accent Music Education Hub.
Terry has recently worked on a Coastal Exchange Partnership Project between Accent Music Education Hub and The Atkinson Gallery , Southport . This involved children from Warrington and Sefton participating in a poetry workshop, which was inspired by a visit to Southport beach and a vist to the Coast Exhibition at The Atkinson Gallery.
Terry is an excellent ambassador for Arts Education and we look forward to working with him in order to secure lasting and positive outcomes for children and young people.
Terry's poem to Accent - One of Our 5 A Day
One of Our 5 a Day
Children like to be themselves
And the morning mist lifts
Sleeping, raising, creativity
And the heavy weight shifts.
Arms stretch – eyes open
And together we climb stairs.
Young hearts – beat – beat – beat.
And the world becomes theirs.
Music is the breakfast for the mind
And feeds the hungry vein,
blowing, singing, drumming
Muesli in the rain.
Hear it through the valley
Over bridge and Mersey tide,
Violin – guitar, percussion – new doors are open wide.
Feel it in the rhythm – piano, string, soprano, base
Put the accent on the child, the smile upon the face.
A new dawn beckons, an orchestral sunrise,
Dine out on the music banquet on the highs.
Fingers fiddle furiously and the ground begins to shake
Wings spread gloriously and the eagles start to wake.
And the pulses beat – beat- beat
Splits the silence like a knife
Music is the porridge, cornflake, Weetabix
That fuels a fuller life.
For information on Poetry Workshops that Terry can offer in your School please contact:-
Tel: 01925 724045
Mobile: 07733 016646