Writing Memories with Year 6: St Bedes School, Winchester

Writing Memories with Year 6: St Bedes School, Winchester

On Friday I did my first visit of the Summer School Season, at St Bedes Primary, in the heart of Winchester. The school brought me in to run a poetry workshop that would help their departing Year 6s ‘reflect on their times at the school and the history they have made or been a part(…)

Getting ready for School: NAWE skills-sharing day, Bath

Getting ready for School: NAWE skills-sharing day, Bath

Most of the last two weeks I’ve been tackling my final university marking of the year: the end-of-module assignments for the Open University. As well as marking my own students’ work, I’ve been second-marking another two groups, so there was a fair bit to do. It’s always interesting, not least because it’s a chance to(…)

Back to the backbone

Back to the backbone

Is it Friday again already? Well, no, but I am away all day tomorrow at an Open University event, so this week’s post comes to you a day early. Lucky you! What with the Bank Holiday and not being around tomorrow, it has been a short week, but still an interesting one. We spent the(…)

Friday update: cake, make, and spine

Friday update: cake, make, and spine

Is it Friday again already? They do come up quickly. Time for my weekly blog post then! This is a new resolution: to make time for at least a quick update on a Friday, if I haven’t managed anything in the rest of the week. Here goes. I’ve had several different things going on this(…)

‘Impressions’ Poetry Workshop at the Jane Austen House

‘Impressions’ Poetry Workshop at the Jane Austen House

Chawton, Saturday 13th July 11am – 3.30pm, ¬£15 (12.50 concessions) It’s always a pleasure to work in a new place, and I’m especially excited about this one: getting to teach at the home of one of the language’s greatest writers is a huge privilege. The Jane Austen House Museum is where Austen revised¬† Pride and(…)