Year 6

Teaching the teachers at St Swithun’s

Teaching the teachers at St Swithun’s

As I’ve said before, one of the most pleasant things about being a couple of years on from my early Hampshire Poet days, is starting to build relationships with certain schools and do repeat visits. In September 2012, Alison Oliver, Head of English at St Swithun”s School in Winchester, invited me to teach an advanced(…)

Finishing Wessex LitFest 2013: Noadswood and Romsey Schools

Finishing Wessex LitFest 2013: Noadswood and Romsey Schools

So, following on from my last post, here is the rest of my Wessex Schools Litfest 2013 poetry tour. On Friday I was back on the Waterside, at Noadswood School. One of the good things about being in my second year as Hampshire Poet is revisiting places that first brought me in last year, as(…)

Travelling through Time at Foundry Lane Primary School

Travelling through Time at Foundry Lane Primary School

One of the unfortunate things about my poor wife being ill over the summer was having to postpone a July visit to Foundry Lane Primary School, Southampton.  I had been asked to lead poetry workshops to  celebrate the opening of their new Year 2/Year 6 classroom block, and I was very much looking forward to(…)