Learners from our feeder primaries attended the spring workshop for High Fliers literacy. Learners explored the poem Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker. Learners read about the setting of the poem in Dharavi, a slum on the outskirts of Mumbai in India. They discussed the cultural context of the poem and the social problems experienced by the inhabitants of Dharavi; learners considered Imtiaz Dharker’s purpose for writing the poem. Learners analysed the literary devices used in the poem and wrote about their effect upon the reader.