We are passionate about getting teachers and children excited about poetry as we believe it can have a positive impact not only on children’s vocabulary and understanding of sentence structure but even more importantly poetry can foster empathy and bring joy and magic into children’s lives!
The aim of this project is to encourage teachers to share a poem with their class on a daily basis (this could be the teacher choosing and reading the poem or the children taking in turns to do this or a mixture).
The project is fully funded by us and is totally free for schools. As part of the project you will have access to an hour of zoom training per term – two of these sessions will be led by the fabulous poet Sally Crabtree from Cornwall! You will also benefit from free resources and book recommendations. The project will run until the end of the summer term – July 2021 and there is no deadline to register so please share this information with any teachers who you think might be interested!
To be part of the project you will be required to :
1. Complete a before and after questionnaire with your class
2. Share a poem a day with your class
3. Attend the free Online Zoom training sessions (these will be recorded in case you miss one)
4. Share your Poem A Week as voted by your class on your preferred social media platform linking to our project ( full details when you register).
Once you have registered to be part of the project on our website, we will send you the questionnaires and dates for the Zoom training sessions.
We hope that you would like to join us!