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Working with 2 classes at a time (or up to 80 pupils) in either half or full day sessions, Slam Poetry Day builds pupils’ confidence and makes literacy exciting and engaging, honing myriad creative writing skills in the process.
“Absolutely incredible. The workshop was impressive from the first minute and most importantly, the kids loved it! As their Head of Year I have rarely seen so many students as engaged and happy to learn.”
– Chris Holt, Wright Robinson College, Manchester.
Working with other schools, the project comprises an initial Poetry Slam Day in every school, a further bootcamp day for two teams form each school, and a final showcase event, with professional judges and an enraptured audience of parents, friends and teachers.
“Need more of this. Brings the kids’ personalities out.”
– Ann Wonnacott, West Yorkshire Playhouse
G.C.S.E Anthology Workshops – PAGE COMING SOON
Reinvigorating the poetic interests and joy of word play of year 9, 10 and 11 students as they prepare to take on the AQA or Edexel poetry anthologies.
These early engagement half-day poetry workshops have a direct impact on pupils’ understanding and enjoyment of the anthology poems as well as improving their academic work in their G.C.S.E module.
“These AQA workshops really helped our students to engage with poetry and realise the joy and power of language again. They came back to class re-invigorated and ready to learn. These sessions are something different and touch the parts that other ‘booster’ sessions do not.”
Mr Peter Williams, – Featherstone Technology College, Wakefield
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Creative Writing A Level Workshops PAGE COMING SOON
Whether it’s micro fiction, short stories or poetry, these masterclass-style workshops develop new writing skills and sharpen old ones. Workshops can be tailored (in creative consultation with the teacher) to the particular group, helping students to produce high quality work quickly. Repeat sessions include time outside of class in which Andy will look through work and make suggestions for both editing and further writing practice specific to each student’s writing.
“There was an overwhelming positive response to Andy’s workshops. He made something that can be boring to many students in class a positive, inspiring and educational experience. It was encouraging to see their confidence and creativity enhanced through Andy’s work with them. I was amazed at the quality of work produced by students each day and their ability to express themselves through poetry.”
– Rosario Martin, Gorey Community School, Ireland