I’m at the end of my first week of poetry workshops with Year 9 at Didcot Girls’ School and just couldn’t be happier. The responses to the sessions have been absolutely glowing!
So before I take the weekend off, and get some R&R in preparation for week two, I thought I’d share some of the students’ feedback so far –
The session has changed how I feel about:
Poetry. Because I thought it was restricted.
expressing my ideas through writing
the real side of poetry
poetry and English
writing about anything and everything
How I can use imagination to express how I feel
I find it free
I didn’t like poetry until this session
My imagination is let free
I was able to write down all of my thoughts without any limits holding me back
I might write poetry now and again
I thought poetry had certain rules and was really hard but it changed my mind about that
(and this is just a small sample of some of the positive comments made!)
I’ll be sharing some fragments of the students’ original, startling and expressive writing written during my workshops on the blog soon. So please check back.
But for now – I’m off for a bit of a RELAX…