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Songs, poems and chocolate cake as Michael Rosen unveils children’s artwork




The children’s poet and author visited Cambridge to create poems with schoolchildren whose artwork covers hoardings around the new Chisholm Trail walking and cycling route.

Michael Rosen and Helen Weinstein at the Leper Chapel, Newmarket Road, Cambridge with part of the mural. Picture: Keith Heppell
Michael Rosen and Helen Weinstein at the Leper Chapel, Newmarket Road, Cambridge with part of the mural. Picture: Keith Heppell

Around 250 pupils from Fen Ditton Primary School and The Galfrid School joined the author at Cambridge United Community Trust last Monday (November 25) to sing songs and to write poems about walking and cycling along the new trail.

This was followed by school assemblies in the afternoon before more than 200 people gathered at the Abbey Stadium in the evening for a celebratory event filled with more songs and poems.

Michael also gave a performance of his famous Chocolate Cake story before he cut a chocolate cake to officially unveil the Chisholm Trail murals created by the children.

Michael said: “It has been a huge pleasure to be back in Cambridge for creative performance sessions with local children, working with the GCP and alongside the team at Historyworks, to inspire school children to be proud of the place where they live.”



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