schools

Poetry Residency at Wells Junior High School

Poetry Residency at Wells Junior High School

I recently finished leading a 12-class poetry residency for the Telling Room at the Junior High School in Wells, ME. I can’t show you any pictures of the students themselves, because of protection rules, so the image is a teaser from the cover the chapbook that their poems will appear in. It has to do(…)

Writing Hampshire at Costello School

Writing Hampshire at Costello School

In April, I went to the launch of 10 Days Creative Collisions, a 10-day interdisciplinary arts festival in Winchester this autumn.  I went expecting to promote the festival’s Schools Engagement Project, of which I am a part; and to be fair that was mostly what I did. But what I didn’t expect was also to(…)

Starting LitFest 2013 at Hounsdown School

Starting LitFest 2013 at Hounsdown School

Last year, I taught a very enjoyable day of poetry at Noadswood school as part of their contribution to the annual Wessex Schools LitFest. This year, I am delighted to be doing three LitFest days at three different schools. Monday was the first of them, at Hounsdown School in Totton, where I was opening the(…)

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(…)