What Nonsense! – in celebration of Lewis Carroll

We celebrated Lewis Carroll’s birthday on the 28th of Jan this year with a unique one day workshop in Nonsense Verse. The children came up with their own nonsense – words and worlds while they understood the unique style of the master of nonsense.

Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) – a mathematician and logician by qualification – is ironically known as the author of such delightfully illogical tomes as Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and also the seminal ‘nonsense poems’ Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Shark.

The children discovered nonsense literature by a variety of writers, experimented with the English language and discovered the wacky, imaginative world of words and sounds within their own heads. The workshop saw the children set sail upon the seas of the imagination and return with their own nonsense poems as we jabbered and blabbered the evening away.