Since 2000 more than 10,000 students have taken part in this project, and over 2,000 poems published. Poetry in Motion for Schools aims to develop the creative abilities of young people and enable their poetic voice through language and image. We achieve this through workshops conducted in schools by published/producing poets. These facilitators have a wealth of experience in working with young people, helping to foster creativity via the spoken and written word. Schools that have taken part in this project see it as an enriching experience for both pupils and teachers and find that it also forges many links with the curriculum and supports wider learning.
Our innovative projects send out a clear message that poetry is alive and well and capable of progressing with the fast changing landscape of language, technology and cultural innovation.
Chelley McLear – Poetry in Motion Schools Co-Ordinator – email@example.com