Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Poetry in the Park [Photos, Video]

by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
After weeks of studying and writing poetry, Shorecrest's young bards had the opportunity to show off their poetic voices. Audiences flocked on beach chairs and blankets to enjoy a wonderful morning of listening to lyrical voices of young Chargers. 

Why do we have a tradition of asking young children to recite poetry on stage? During early childhood, children play with the sounds of language and the intonations of their voice, they learn to convey emotions and to communicate. The process of learning to recite poetry builds emergent literacy skills and a love of language.

Find photos here.

Watch a video of all of the performances here.

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.