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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