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 "I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for coming to visit us this week and for all the hard work that you put into the workshops – the girls absolutely loved them! Your time with us was a real success, sparking an enthusiasm for poetry in the pupils! It has been so lovely to see them so excited and eager to learn more and many have been inspired by your passion for poetry, so thank you"    Hannah Goligher, Teacher, Surbiton Girls’ Prep School   “The most talented, funny, original and obliging of performance poets.”    Hastings Education Action Zone     

"I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for coming to visit us this week and for all the hard work that you put into the workshops – the girls absolutely loved them! Your time with us was a real success, sparking an enthusiasm for poetry in the pupils! It has been so lovely to see them so excited and eager to learn more and many have been inspired by your passion for poetry, so thank you" 

Hannah Goligher, Teacher, Surbiton Girls’ Prep School

“The most talented, funny, original and obliging of performance poets.” 

Hastings Education Action Zone

 

I love visiting schools and work across all age ranges and key stages.

I can visit for a morning, a whole day or a whole term! I've enjoyed doing lots of longer term work in schools, working on over a dozen Creative Partnership projects between 2008- 2012, including a four year stint as a resident poet at a school for pupils with behavioural and emotional difficulties. More recently I have worked on literacy projects with schools at The National Horseracing Museum, Southend Libraries and Hastings Pier Trust.

A typical day's visit would include

- A performance or two performances to the whole school or individual Key Stages

- Hour long workshops in 3 or 4 classes.

It can also include

- Whole day workshops with selected pupils to produce a performed poem on a theme

- Working with specific students, for example dyslexic students to explore their experiences through poetry

- Themed workshops to fit in with your curriculum, topics or special celebrations.

I have a recent DRB certificate and full public liability insurance.

To make a booking just contact me directly via this website or via Authors Abroad, Authors Aloud or The Poetry Society.