Why not take a trip around the world with Country Clerihews, a lively and engaging mix of literacy and geography that will have your pupils penning poetry in droves?

After a busy and interactive assembly (which can be streamed, if needs be), exploring what poetry “is” and sharing some of our favourite verses, the rest of the day is split into workshops, for up to two classes at a time. With a focus on the role “choice” plays in poetry writing, groups are offered an initial palette of nine countries on which to base their poems - but with the options diminishing as different nations are chosen! After a drama game exploring some facets of their chosen location, classes create “Poetry Postcards by writing and performing both collaborative and individual “country clerihews”!