Pupils from two Wandsworth primary schools joined forces to showcase their poetry talents during a live performance earlier this month.

Children from Falconbrook Primary School and Westbridge Primary School presented their creative skills at Poetry in the Park this July.

The initiative is the culmination of a six-week project in which pupils from Year 3 and Year 4 worked with both spoken word organisation Apples and Snacks as well as artists BREIS and Kat Francois.

A total of 100 students took turns in performing their pieces on the grass in York Gardens in front of their peers, teachers, families, and other guests.

The theme was about ‘home’, looking at thoughts and feelings within their area and where they feel at home.

Sarah O’Donnell, head of arts at Enable Leisure Centre, said: “This has been a fantastic project for us to work on and we have been bowled over by the professional attitude and approach taken by the seven to nine years who worked on this project from both Falconbrook and Westbridge primary schools.

“We have relished the chance to work with Apples and Snakes who have brought their experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the delivery of the project.

“We would also like to thank Linden Homes for all their support for making this all possible.”

The Poetry in the Park project was commissioned by Enable Leisure Centre and Culture as part of their Cultivate Creative Schools programme.

It was funded by housebuilder Linden Homes, who contributed £10,000 as part of the Arts Strategy for mixed-use housing and commercial development, Viewpoint, in York Road.

Darren Maddox, Linden Homes’ managing director, said: “I am thrilled that the event was such a success. Poetry can bring the best out of people and bring communities together, which is exactly what Linden Homes is about.

“Battersea is a wonderful area which is perfect for families and with an exciting future, so it seemed very fitting that the pupils would base their pieces around the theme of home.

“We will be investing in the community for years to come and hope to welcome more people who will be able to call Battersea their home."