Roger McGough performs his own poem 'The Sound Collector' about a mysterious man who steals sounds.

This clip is from:
Imaginary Words
First broadcast:
29 January 2007

After listening to the poem, students could list the sounds collected by the character of the Sound Collector and recreate the sounds using their voices. Students could film a short sequence without sound, and as they watch it they could imagine what sounds are missing. Could the students add the sounds themselves, using their voices? Students could also write poems inspired by 'The Sound Collector' for different contexts, such as a football match, a visit to the zoo, in the kitchen or the school dining hall.