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Secondary schools & colleges

The Poetry Fold uses innovative creative writing techniques that help students explore and practice core curriculum concepts. The P/F’s Lisa Matthews has experience across the entire Year range within KS3 – KS5.

Bring out the best in your students

Our workshops look to develop student written and critical skills, honing creativity and applying imaginative writing and creative expression in considered and effective ways.

Our modules are challenging and aim to help students realise the power of good communication. Along with the development of language, literacy and critical skills, The Poetry Fold’s techniques bring life and vitality to concept-specific themes such as Spiritual and Moral development and Citizenship.

Case study: Monkwearmouth School

In Monkwearmouth School in Sunderland, The Poetry Fold has – for example – worked with Yr10 and Yr 11 pupils to explore key concepts of “Respect” and “Creativity”. Each module took place over a four-week period and culminated in collections of original writings by students either performed at school events or used on-site to promote passion and excitement for words and language, as well as to unpack and explore  the topics themselves.

What people say

“From a professional standpoint the impact [of attending Words Talk workshops delivered by The Poetry Fold] was incredible, I was able to lift my head above the parapet and see things a little more creatively.”

— Workshop participant ~ Northumbria University

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