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CLIP 12311

Charlie Dark performs his poem Airborne

Charlie Dark performs his poem Airborne
Key Info
  • Charlie Dark performs his poem Airborne
  • Duration: 01:41
  • Charlie Dark leads a group of children in a performance of one of his poems - 'Airborne', about a young break dancer. We then see Charlie in conversation with the actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones, talking about how he first starting writing as a response to being bullied at school. A teacher had given him a notebook in which to write his feelings, and using this he discovered his talent for expression.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: Recital, poetry, performance poetry, bullying, school, Airborne, Charlie Dark
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to demonstrate how to effectively perform a poem. Learn the poem 'Airborne' and practise performing it. For use in a discussion about performance poetry or recitals. Can be usefully used in conjunction with 12313, 12305, 12307 and 12314
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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