Fun Poetry

Poetry is fun and any child can master it.

Which is good news, given that poetry has been given a much greater emphasis in the National Curriculum over the last few years.

I offer several different poetry workshops – all fun and all aimed at inspiring children and boosting their confidence.

Sometimes schools ask me to help each child write their own individual poem. Other times the children work in pairs to produce a poem. One of my most popular workshops is where we create a brand new poem as a class, before adding actions to it and performing it. Not only does this link with the Curriculum requirement for children to recite poems, it is also great fun and gives the children a real sense of ownership of the poem as they have helped to create it. I also run workshops on performance poetry where I will provide small groups with one of my poems, before giving hints and tips on how to turn what is on the page into a performance.

I am happy to bring my own poetry workshops or to link with current classroom topics.

My poetry workshops are appropriate for all Primary school aged children.

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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Today I learned that the London Eye is 135 metres tall. But far better than that - I learned how to make a pencil crayon tower! Class 3's is far superior, but I'm hampered by my rounded pencil crayons. Is it acceptable to go and buy hundreds of flat edged pencil crayons for the sole purpose of building a taller tower?

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