Don't miss a story sign up to the North Somerset Times FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

War poet Owen Sheers inspires Pill students with ‘moving’ visit

PUBLISHED: 12:58 02 December 2017

Owen Sheers meets students at St Katherine's School in Pill.

Owen Sheers meets students at St Katherine's School in Pill.


Award-winning poet, author and playwright Owen Sheers visited students in Pill this week to help inspire their love of literature.

Owen thrilled pupils at St Katherine’s School by reading and talking about his work, which has seen him described by The Independent as ‘the war poet of our generation’.

His visit linked to a school topic on war poetry through the generations, which has seen them study works including Owen’s World War One poem Mametz Wood.

Head of English Jo Jefferson said: “As English teachers our aim is to bring great writers’ voices to life. St Katherine’s GCSE students study Owen’s poetry in the exam anthology so to hear him read his work, discuss his motivation and contemplate the futility of conflict was utterly moving and inspirational.

“Students gave mature, thoughtful responses to some challenging content and their questions were considered and relevant.”

Other News Stories


Clevedon’s Curzon cinema is celebrating the most successful year in its 106-year history.

Read more
60 minutes ago

A five-year-old boy has raised more than £100 for a Perthes disease charity.

Read more

Strong winds and heavy rain is set to batter the North Somerset coastline overnight (Wednesday).

Read more

Scaled-back plans to build almost 70 homes where children used to play rugby have gone public.

Read more

A world champion windsurfer visited preschoolers as new sports equipment was delivered.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

School and road schemes in North Somerset will be overseen by a new head of major projects.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

Nine volunteers worked together to clear a well-used path in Portbury on Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:13

Weather forecasters believe North Somerset could see snow fall over the next 24 hours.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Some winter-time magic will cast a bright glow over Portishead next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:51

A planning appeal decision in Backwell which could have repercussions for neighbourhood plans across the country has been delayed again.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications