Woodhouse Primary School

Kate Ollerenshaw (Teacher) , Woodhouse Primary School in Brighouse
1. What was the reason for having Conrad come to work in your school?
To raise the profile of poetry/creative writing; to celebrate World Poetry Day; most importantly, for the children to have fun!
2. What effect and impact has Conrad had in school- with the children and staff (and did he meet the need that you’d identified)?
Conrad met our needs perfectly- all the above were achieved!
3. What (if anything) makes Conrad different to other visitors you’ve had in school?
Conrad has a fantastic manner with the children, from the littl’uns to the slighty less-litt’luns. The poetry writing workshops are very interactive both physically and creatively for the children.
4. Would you consider inviting Conrad back to work in school with you in the future?
Absolutely, staff and children really enjoyed the day.
5. Pupil /staff comments-
From a Year 1 teacher-
“What a great session- thank you so much for today. I feel re-energised about ways to engage the children with writing and performing their own poetry. We all had great fun!”
From the children-
“Thank you for helping us write our caveman poem Conrad- awesome!!!!” – yr 1
“Doug the slug!! Doug the slug!! Conrad is the poetmeister” – yr 6 pupil

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What makes me different?

    • Fun and engaging
    • Over 10 years’ experience
    • DBS certified
    • Nursery – Year 6
    • Poet, Storyteller and Writer
    • Teacher trainer
    • Visited over 200 schools

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One of my poems called ‘I Like Reading’

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Last Thursday I met a lad called Barry - an unusual name for a primary school pupil these days.

He was great, and all the staff spoke really highly of him. I wrote this poem with Barry in mind. I then discovered that in a couple of weeks it’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day, so it seems appropriate to post this now.

Enjoy!! The poem is called (rather imaginatively, I thought) ... Barry!
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Look at this! How wonderful. As you might have seen, I've been collecting #booksforJacob - a young man in one of my Patron of Reading schools who loves reading more than anything else. Only, he's read every book in school. So I asked if anyone could help out. And it's begun! An author friend is sending him a signed copy of her latest book, several others on Twitter / Facebook have been sending them to his school addressed to him, and then yesterday MANDY BROOMHEAD, bless her cotton socks, hand delivered a parcel. Jacob's mum found me on Twitter today to thank me. It's so lovely when you get to see the impact you have, and this, Mandy, is the impact you've had.

Anyone else who would like to donate, please let me know. And, if you're worried that Jacob will have read everything already, a small cash donation could be a good alternative - I had this idea that we could send him off to a bookshop to find new books that he'd never read!

Thanks again.

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