Very many thanks to the wonderful staff and Year 11 students at John Hampden Grammar School last Tuesday for hosting and contributing to the day of GCSE poetry workshops. 100% of students who completed evaluation forms said that they found the whole experience really worthwhile while 100% of staff felt that hearing the poems performed will have given the students different insights into the poets’ use of language and structure.

The concept is brilliant, but it works so well because of the quality and flexibility of the participants. The directness of the improvisation and the openness to ideas encourages the students to think. 

Head of English,
John Hampden Grammar School

This and other workshops on offer in 2018-2019 may be seen on the Bespoke Workshops page.