A Visit from Tony Walsh!

Wow, what lucky children we are at Russell Scott!

Today we were visited by the famous poet Tony Walsh. We went to a special assembly where he told us about his life growing up in Denton and performed some of his brilliant poems.

Some of his poems were about the importance of books and reading. He worked really hard at primary school and then Audenshaw High School to become a poet. How inspiring!

Well done to Ellis in 1K, who read the text on our Manchester mural so well that Tony invited him to come to the front to help him perform his poem about Manchester!

We were so entertained by Tony’s funny poems, that we were inspired to create our own this afternoon!



  1. Hi Everyone! It’s Tony Walsh here. I’ve loved working with you all today. What a FANTASTIC school you have there, filled with passionate, knowledgeable and inspiring teachers and staff. I was very impressed with all the pupils today, your enthusiasm in assembly this morning, your welcome and politeness as I moved around the school, your lovely artwork of my poem, the hard work of the year 5s & 6s in my sessions , and your use of the very snazzy technology that you’re so lucky to have. I don’t know what magic it is in the air here in Manchester but breathe it in deeply, like I said, be inspired, work hard, don’t be “backwards and coming forwards” and I KNOW that young people from ordinary backgrounds like mine go on to do EXTRAORDINARY things in life. Good luck and I hope to see you all again soon. Have a lovely summer and best wishes to those going on to High School. 🙂 Tony

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