From tiny acorns … great verses grow …

Every tree starts as a seed – a seed that germinates and flourishes. And every poem starts with an idea – an idea that finds its form in words. In both cases, the journey to fruition is an organic one. And while neither topiarist nor poet can know what the final outcome will be until it’s there in all it’s glory, they both shape and prune their creations carefully.


Workshop Description

This enchanting workshop supports children and young people in appreciating how a poem evolves from the pen of its writer – and offers them scaffolds allowing ideas and words to take root and grow. We’ll provide them with stimuli to start the process off, enable them to think structurally as they begin to piece their poems together – and emphasise the role that “choice” plays in poetry as they select the words, phrases, similes, metaphors and personifications that best suit their needs. 

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

EYFS – KS3 / P1 - P7 / S1 - S3
60 mins – half a day
Suitable for up to 30 pupils at a time


How many pupils can take part?

30 pupils per session in up-to 5 x workshops - that's up-to 150 children in one day.

What is the format of the day?
Suitable for up to 30 pupils at a time, Poet-Tree requires a minimum of one-hour.
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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