I am an NQT generally coping well with the mayhem of starting teaching. However, I have a group of year 10 students who are proving very difficult. I have to teach them Poetry From Other Cultures. They spent the first half of the lesson swearing and throwing things. They are infamous for this behaviour - TA says I didn't do so badly! I haven't even mentioned poetry yet! This is a class who clearly have no interest whatsoever in poetry from any culture. I tried getting them to identify their own culture - all I got was one girl drawing an England flag, and the lads mentioned fags and pizza - a start, I know. Am really keen not to lose this group before I get going. Any advice or suggestions would be really welcome. Thanks.