Books by Miss Lake available on
Credentials - Available for a half day visit to your school, in your town. Offering school and group poetry workshops, I am an experienced primary
teacher with BA English (hons) degree from the University of London and PGCE from Brunel University. I worked for 18 years in the Slough and Windsor Maidenhead schools from
Foundation through to KS3. Whilst teaching, I wrote my poetry, started a writing project and have run 'New Beginnings' poetry workshops in a secondary school and KS1 and
KS2 poetry workshop classes in primary schools. I have also delivered empowering poetry workshops, working with children in Cape Town South Africa, for the Amy
Biehl Foundation www.amybiehl.co.za through the charity www.uthandosa.org. In August
2015, at the opening of the Isiseko Educare Centre in Mfuleni Cape Town, I had the privilege of reading one of my poems.
I have worked and completed poetry workshops with schools in Slough Libraries. There have also been some really fun drama, art filled poetry workshops at Slough
and Cippenham Library too. A while back I delivered a complimentary poetry workshop on empowerment for women from the charity www.meet&mingle.co.uk. KS3 'Transition' poetry
workshops was facillitated in Parmiters School, Nr Watford and KS3 Identity workshop at Forest Gate Community School, London E7.
In and around London I completed a number of workshops including a brillliant one in Hemel Hempstead. A number of returns to South Africa and Hout Bay, saw
me working and volunteering poetry workshops with Ikhaya Le Themba ' Home Of Hope' a non profit charity organisation www.ikhayalethemba.org.za/volunteers.
I have also I facilitated a wonderful session of workshops at Woodhill
Primary School, Woodhill, Greenwich, London
Anguilla, British West Indies 2018
Poetry reading and a short discussion based around the poem 'The Remnant Of
The Midle Passage
Leeds to Cockburn John Charles Academy 2018
Here the Y9s and Y10s participated in inspiring creative writing poetry
workshops covering Identity, Heritage and Self Worth.
Workshops across the school on identity, rights and
Discuss, brainstorm, note down, discuss, imagine and then write!
'A fun workshop - all children involved and excited. All pupils able to achieve at different levels. Year 2 Teacher June
'The transition pupils really engaged with the way Miss Lake used poetry. This helped them gain self confidence in order for them to perform for
parents at the end of the week.' Transition Lead Organiser -Secondary School.
It was amazing! I loved the dragon stuff and I loved writing the poem. I want to be an author. Girl Year 2 2015
l feel awesome because the sessions have been amazing. I learnt a lot exploring new things.
Shekina 11 yr old girl Capetown August 2015
I believe that this has expanded my passion, love and knowledge of writing. Aphiwe 12 yr old boy Capetown S. Africa August 2015
I felt free ....10 yr old girl, Slough Central Library Feb 2016
I really enjoyed this even though I didn't think I would, 9 yr old boy,Cippenham Library , August 2016
This transition moving on workshop has really built up the confidence of the pupils in this group .Some of them have really shone here - Teacher in
charge, Parmiter's Comprehensive School Watford October 2016
Thank you so much Miss Lake - Black History Poetry
Workshop. Two 11 yr olds from Holtsmere End Junior School February 2017
Miss Lake I really liked how
you got us to write our poems.
Santiago Y10 student Leeds
SINGLE STAND ALONE available to local (Slough 20 mile radius)
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