Portsmouth Pupil Poet Laureate
I am proud to be Portsmouth Education Partnership's (PEP), Pupil Poet Laureate for 2023-2024. This role is funded by PEP and hosted by Portsmouth Grammar School. Throughout the year I will be facilitating workshops for KS2 & KS3 aged pupils to explore poetry, themes and techniques in order to produce their own poetry, nurture a love of the spoken word and develop oracy skills.
The project will culminate in a clebration event, at the end of the school year, to celebrate their achievements and a pamphlet style publication to showcase their work.
The autumn term focuses on pupils exploring what inspires thier work, learning about the poets of the past and present, and gathering resources in order to inspire thier own work.
The spring term focuses on the use of language in poetry, the rhythms used and how pupils can hone their words to create powerful messages.
The summer term focuses on pupils growing their confidence by learning performance skills in order to share their poetry with others.