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Tameside School Goes on an Ogre Hunt to Win Poetry Competition

14 Sep 2016

Tameside’s Corrie Primary School made a special visit to meet popular children’s author Michael Rosen, after winning a competition open to hundreds of Greater Manchester’s primary schools. 

The poetry competition, issued as a joint collaboration by Stagecoach Manchester and local children’s charity Z-Arts, asked primary schools in the region to create their own interpretation of Michael Rosen’s popular poem; ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’. 

Children of Corrie Primary School decided to go on an ‘Ogre Hunt’ and impressed the judges with their description of the Ogre, which had ‘one wild bushy mono- brow’ and ‘two bulging, bloodshot eyes!’

As a prize for winning the competition, Corrie Primary School were the first to explore the new interactive Michael Rosen exhibition; Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things.

Pupils travelled to the immersive exhibition on the specially created Stagecoach Manchester Bear Bus and spent time in a creative workshop before meeting Michael Rosen himself and having their poem read out by the author. 

Z-arts and Stagecoach Manchester have also teamed up to launch an additional competition, asking passengers to spot and collect five paw prints that can be individually found on one of the hundreds of Stagecoach buses operating in the region. 

To be in with a chance of winning a goody bag, including a family ticket to Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things, as well as a Michael Rosen signed book, applicants need to email photos of many of the bear paws as they can find to bearhunt@z-arts.org. The competition runs until the 10th October. 

The Michael Rosen Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things interactive exhibition will open to the public at Z-arts, Manchester, from 17 September – 17 December. The exhibition is created, produced and designed by DISCOVER. Tickets are available at http://www.z-arts.org/events/bear-hunt-chocolate-cake-bad-things/