Across both the centuries and the continents, poets have taken inspiration from the outdoor world. And this intriguing workshop gives your children the chance to do the same! Using your own school grounds as a resource in themselves, we'll guide pupils through a process enabling them to see ordinary things in extraordinary ways - and weave magical tapestries of words.

Workshop Description

Schools’ outdoor areas offer a wealth of stimulus for learning in Literacy and our observational Outdoor Poetry workshop takes full advantage of this. Using your own school grounds as a resource in themselves, we'll guide pupils through a process enabling them to see ordinary things in extraordinary ways. Working in small teams, children will construct their poems by responding to a series of prompts, inviting them to take a detailed look at the space around them. They may be used to seeing the outdoor area everyday, but have they ever really looked at it? What unusual features are there? What do they remind the pupils of? And, what would they like to know more about? Whether it is mostly concrete and brick or green playing fields and wooded areas, your outdoor space is a ready resource to enthuse your pupils and inspire some richly descriptive verses!

Exploring (according to age): descriptive writing, connection-making, simile, metaphor, poetic structure.

And Don’t Forget … we’re also experienced in designing and delivering Outdoor Literacy CPD programmes for teachers, including twilights, half days and full days!

Literacy
KS1-KS2 / P1 - P7
30mins - 2hrs
Up-to 210 pupils per day
Your outdoor space!

FAQs

How many pupils can take part?

Up-to 30 pupils per session in up to 7 x workshops - that's up to 210 pupils in one day.

What is the format of the day?
The day involves outdoor based workshops, each one accommodating up to 30 pupils at a time. We will plan a timetable to suit your requirements, based on the number of classes you would like to take part. Your visitor will set up outside, with classes attending workshops in turn.

 

Are there any technical requirements?

There are no technical requirements

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