As part of the consultation and public engagement for this project I worked with the staff , students and parents from New Bolsover Primary School. During this process we worked with Derbyshire Poet Laureate Helen Mort. She worked with the children to help them produce a poem insired by the dragonfly story.
Voices over Bolsover: Up, up and Away!
by Y4, New Bolsover Primary with Helen Mort.
I fly over an allotment – it is big, beautiful and colourful.
I see the park and I see the swing and the slides and the tyre swing and lots of people having fun.
I see the castle. It is old and grey. It looks like it will fall down.
I see Bolsover castle, it looks like a little castle while I’m flying.
I see the castle and I see old stones, cracks, a big door and some big windows.
I see the marvellous, eye-catching dragonfly sculpture.
I am on my way home and I see Nefi’s café, I know I have been there before.
I see the sculpture – it is very eye catching, it has got a dragonfly on it.
I see the nature reserve and all the plants might be a bit old and falling down.
I see Gino’s Italian Food: it looks like a stag beetle in a vast garden.
I see houses. They are red and orange. They are very small. They look like doll houses.
I see the castle, it looks very old and looks bare.
I see a big cinema and an old fashioned chocolate factory with a big block of chocolate for the sign.
I see the castle, it looks new from above but very small.
I can see the old crumbling castle.
I can see the church and hear the bells ringing.
I can see someone getting in a taxi – I wonder where they’re going.
I can see the sweetie shop with children looking in the window.
I can see Bolsover Castle stood on top of a hill.
I can see Gino’s, the food shop. It is white and green
I see the park and it looks like Lego.
I see the pond and it looks like a jug of water.
The old railway it is just like a toy train track. It has coal in the middle of it and you will see it too.
I see the birds and butterflies, they fly past me every day.
I see that the people look like ants.