Here is the trail that follows the story of the flood of Carlisle.
Permission for its use is given by The Environment Agency
Facts about the flood defences
1,800 properties and businesses were flooded in Carlisle in January 2005. Cathy Newbury was commissioned by the Environment Agency to create Art on the Wall, a riverside trail with ceramic plaques featuring the themes of flooding, the river, nature and wildlife, places of interest and trade and transport. Joe visited the tile depicting the weather map of the United Kingdom on the day of the flood. It was placed on a railing featuring the historic Carlisle link to freight rail with images of signal box levers and engine parts in the design.
Art on the flood defence wall:
Ideas linked with the plaques
Make a collage of plaques you have designed to depict those people who are important to your home. Guardians and family of course, but don’t forget the postman, dustbin men etc…
In school, make a series of plaques (laminated card does the job) of everyone of importance for the smooth running of the school; teachers of course but don’t forget those others such as the dinner ladies, postmen, ground staff, librarians in vans etc…
In the Art on The Wall series of plaques, there are some poems based on water sounds. They were written by Jacob Polley and Pip Hall with local Brownies and Scouts.
Here is one of them.
Glug glug pitter splash
Silver rattle crash Coin gold sparkle cash
Away we dash
Chitter chatter Wash wash
Kick a patter splash Gold silver Clear crash
Away we dash
Make your own sound poems: sounds of traffic, kitchen, playground, farm, seaside. Think of your own categories. Poems can be individual or group work.
Could you add percussion sounds to present your poem?
tes.co.uk has a resource on sound poems including ‘Sound Collector’ poem by Roger McGough together with 3 day lesson planning. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-sound-collector-roger-mcgough-6140109