Worlds of science and art collide in book of Camden school pupils’ Haiku poems

Simon Flynn and Karen Scott (centre) with the book's editorial team Picture: Nigel Sutton

Simon Flynn and Karen Scott (centre) with the book's editorial team Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

The worlds of science and art don’t often mix but pupils at one of Camden’s top schools have found a way to merge the two by writing scientific Haiku poems for a new book.

More than 100 students at Camden School for Girls in Sandall Road, Kentish Town, penned about 400 three-line verses on topics ranging from electricity and white blood cells to lessons with the school’s science teachers.

They will be published on November 20 in Sciku: The Wonder of Science in Haiku, with proceeds raising money to refurbish the school’s 1960s science laboratories.

Science teacher Simon Flynn, who co-edited the book with English teacher Karen Scott and an editorial team of teenagers, said: “It has made them feel proud of themselves and proud of the school.”

The book will be available online and in local independent bookshops.