A magical route to seeing how poems can be changed and transformed through choral speaking

 

Workshop Description

Some of the best poems written have quite simple messages at their heart – while the power of those messages can be dramatically magnified when they are delivered chorally. This highly engaging workshop sees a group of disparate pupils magically transformed into a chorus, speaking and performing an age-appropriate verse.  

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

Duration: Suitable for up to 30 pupils at a time, Performance Poetry requires a minimum of 30 minutes – but can also be combined with Collaborative Poetry for a one-hour session.

“Thank you so much for the fabulous workshop this morning. The children really engaged with it and seemed keen to share their ideas with you. It’s given us all lots of food for thought!” Clifton 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

FAQs

How many pupils can take part?

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

What is the format of the day?
Suitable for up to 30 pupils at a time, Performance Poetry requires a minimum of 30 minutes – but can also be combined with Collaborative Poetry for a one-hour session.
These workshops have been designed to be shortened and extended according to the time available, so there is some flexibility on the timings. We will work with you to plan a timetable to accommodate the number of classes you would like to include, based around the timings of your school day.

 

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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Collaborative Poetry

Pupils. will work together to create and perform a collaborative class poem on a theme of your (or their) choice.