The first Ten Pieces at Home activity gets playful with poetry! Join emcee and poet Simon Mole in creating your very own journey themed poem inspired by Hector Villa-Lobos' music and his train ride through the hot countryside of Brazil.
Delve into the musical travels of The Little Train of the Caipira; a piece of music written by Heitor Villa Lobos. His music describes a shuddering, juddering steam train chugging through Brazil and carrying the ‘caipira’ or ‘people of the countryside’ off to pick berries in the fields.
Let your imagination run wild as you follow Simon Mole's step-by-step guide in creating your own poem. Where will you go? What will you see? Who will you meet?
Share your poems with us! We'd love to know what your imagination has conjured - whether in writing or being read aloud! Perhaps you've drawn a map like Simon mentioned in the video.