In 1992 I produced a booklet of found poems called Finders Keepers, and among the many initial sources, I used the Writing ‘stimulus’ idea in the left-hand image below. I can’t remember exactly that source’s origins, possibly Ridout? Certainly something similar, and though it would be a 50s/60s production, isn’t it still appalling?! And this the ‘golden age’ of education often pontificated by the Tories and also similar!
I post here to share the found poem I wrote in response – ironically of course – but also because my writing partners and I are looking to possibly produce a new resource of images linked to Writing ideas, both to help prepare students for the GCSE English ‘creative’ writing component, which will probably have an image as stimulus, but also at KS3 to encourage creative writing more widely. We shall see.
Word of mild warning: I did try to track down the source by typing into a search engine a variety of elements from the given task, and the prevalent response is references to the contemporary Madam Rosebud, a quite often naked burlesque performer!