Workshop Description

These workshops can last between 30 and 90-minutes, depending on the number of classes you would like to take part – and, as they can lead to poems on any subject of your choice, they provide a fantastic way of linking poetry to other areas of the curriculum! After exploring what makes a poem a poem, and the subject of theirs, pupils will be guided through an activity designed to support them in developing their ideas. Experimenting with rhyme and rhythm, they’ll then get the opportunity to write their own poems. Younger children will contribute to some collaborative poetry – with older pupils composing their own verses! And, for extra flexibility, workshops can be streamed into classrooms and/or pupils’ homes.

Exploring: rhyme, rhythm, tone, pace, performance skills

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Jo for delivering such fantastic, fun and engaging (Poetry) sessions with our children.  Jo, you have such a warm, positive manner with the children and they were all engaged and inspired!  What a lovely way to end the term and this time learning remotely." Beechwood Prep School 

Literacy / Poetry
EYFS – KS1 / P1 - P3 / Junior and Senior Infants
30-90 minutes per workshop
Suitable for up to 30 pupils at a time
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

30 pupils per session. Multiple sessions per day, depending on your school timetable. 

What is the format of the day?
Collaborative Poetry requires a minimum of 30 minutes – but can also be combined with Performance Poetry for a one hour session.  


Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the working space, so that pupils can view the supporting PowerPoint.

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