- A journey through school life with new Year 7s from the outstanding Parmiter's School near Watford. Using my Storm poem and
My Visa Is Now Expired poem, the pupils entered into an exciting world of raging oceans they had to cross and travel through. They embarked on journeys into unknown lands
and countries. The pupils shared how they'd struggled and felt changing schools. In the end it was a CELEBRATION OF SUCCESS AND ACHIEVEMENT as they wrote and performed their
- When in Cape Town, South Africa I had the opportunity to use My Visa Is Now Expired poem with older teens to discuss their transition to
college and beyond and one boy transitioning (different countries) into the world of literally travelling, as he entered the world of international competitive sport. Another older LGBT teen
really held onto the words in the poem, as he was about to make decisions, that would shape his LIFE CHOICES. Here we employed DRAMA and ROLE PLAY and we discussed PEER PRESSURE,
CHOICES and the CONSEQUENCES of decisions made.
- Claim It is a strong worded poem I've used in discussion with Y6s about holding onto your IDENTITY and HERITAGE and recognising it as a positive
contribution to what makes up each individual.
- I have also facillitated TRANSITION (next school) Year 6 workshops in a Secondary summer school program where there was a chance to really build
up CONFIDENCE and SELF WORTH. This culminated in the pupils performing their finished poems for their families on the last day.
- The 'TRANSITION (next school) and MOVING ON' drama, creative writing, poetry workshops will explore real and perceived fears that the pupils are
- They will be able to use drama, discussion and role play to build up their confidence about moving on to their new schools or new classes. It will also help
them to share their anxieties and recognise that change is always a challenge that can be met head on and overcome.
- This may assisit in your PHSE program and HAS DEFINITELY HELPED PUPIL PREMIUM and EAL students.
- Please do contact me to discuss this some more.
- I am based in the South East just outside Windsor.
- Single stand alone session (Slough, Windsor, London and surrounding areas) is £190 plus travel
- Two sessions together (Half Day) are £270 plus travel expenses
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