Poetic Beavers

Date: 19th Jan 2021 Author: Scout Leader

The 4th Heswall Beaver Colony are having some fantastic experiences  on Zoom, treasure hunts, craft sessions, online cooking and a whole host of adventures in this new way of doing things.

During the Autumn Term in 2020 we had guest presenter Conrad Burdekin, a writer, poet and storyteller who runs workshops and teacher training courses throughout the UK.

During our Zoom meeting Conrad inspired our Beavers, and leaders, to think about how we write, what we write about and what would make a good poem. We learnt that a good poem doesn’t always have to make sense, and through some collaborative and imaginative input from everyone online Conrad and our Beavers wrote this inspired poem.

The 4th Heswall Beavers’ Café

It’s the 4th Heswall Beavers’ Café

Waiting for Conrad to show his face

Bones on toast and Mars Biscuits

All the way in Space

Mars Rock and Moon Jelly

Mars Mellows and Milky Way

Marsipasta and Saturn Soup

Jupiter Chocolate – hurray!

Moon Milkshake and Mars Spaghetti

Lemon Meteor Cake

Pluto Plums and Star Soup

I’ve got a big belly ache!

It’s the 4th Heswall Beavers’ Café

All the way in Space

Mars Biscuits and Moon Magnum

Come and stuff your face!

©Conrad Burdekin and the 4th Heswall Beavers

To find out more about Conrad and the great work he does please see his website…

Conrad Burdekin Website


Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
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