I was booked for a school workshop 6 months ago which was postponed. Last week I was lucky enough to work with the Year 8 pupils at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College in Worcester, with thanks to Linda Bromyard.
I designed a bespoke workshop featuring ‘Monsters’, a theme they have been exploring this term. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed an action packed hour of activities. The poems they generated were incredibly imaginative and it was fun working with such enthusiastic writers.
I repeated the workshop twice over the morning, to groups of 30+ (which is why I look a little red-faced) and inspired not only Year 8 but some of their English teachers too, working with forms they had not come across themselves.
I left the school knowing some of the ideas would be covered in Literacy classes. I had a fabulous morning in a very welcoming Library space.
With thanks to the pupils who also designed fantastic Wordle Doodles for the display board. Impressive amounts of poetic terms generated and my face in words.
Thanks to Linda Bromyard for organising this opportunity and for the photographs.
We were delighted to welcome Nina Lewis, Worcestershire Poet Laureate to work with 60 Year 8 students. Linda Bromyard said “It was an honour to have the Poet Laureate in College, Nina was so entertaining, and the students learnt such a lot from her.”