Inspirational, enriching, informative poetry workshops available for groups and classes of up to 30 individuals. They discuss, brainstorm, note down, do some drama, discuss, imagine and  then write!

All participants are encouraged to utilise the basic writing tools they have at their disposal. The gifted, talented and higher ability pupils are motivated to use advanced skills more in keeping with their own levels.

Miss Lake, author, poet, teacher and facilitator uses  fun, drama and art to enhance her lively cross curricular poetry workshops.

Her  workshops and sessions including NATIONAL POETRY DAY, (DRAGONS, SUPER HEROES, EXTREME WEATHER, THE SEASONS, ENVIRONMENT, IDENTITY, HUMAN  RIGHTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, CONFLICT, MOVING ON, NATURE,  REMEMBRANCE DAY, TRANSITION, NEW BEGINNINGS)  are a time to explore and create. This will be done sometimes through role play, through art and always through discussion to gather pertinent words and phrases to produce personal prose and poetry.

In Miss Lake's sessions she shares, talks, presents and performs her poems taken from her own poetry book, allowing the participants to be drawn in and given the self belief to write and produce their own prose and poems. Sometimes a writing frame is provided, but freestyle writing is encouraged. At the close the participants are encouraged to celebrate their participation by reading their poetry out loud.


Miss Lake is an experienced primary teacher with a BA English (hons) degrees  and worked  for 18 years in the Slough and Windsor Maidenhead schools from Foundation through to KS3. Whilst teaching, she wrote her poetry, started a writing project and ran 'New Beginnings' poetry workshops for seniors in KS3 and poetry workshops from nursery through KS1 and KS2.

She now delivers her drama, role play, fun filled workshops in libraries and schools in the UK. She does this  locally, across London and across  the surrounding counties. Sometimes though, a workshop with difference is requested and she delivers a lively discussion led, poetry workshop on transition and moving on. Whilst travelling in Cape Town, South Africa she came across the charity Uthando and now travels regularly to volunteer and run creative workshops for children and young teens in the Townships informal communities. Township school child Shekina aged 11, after a fantastic Dragon Poetry Workshop, 'I feel awesome because the sessions have been amazing. I learnt a great deal exploring new things.'. 

Miss Lake has written a children's poetry book called 'Magical' and written a published young teens poetry book called 'Like a Phoenix Rising Out Of The Ashes'.

Based around Windsor, Maidenhead, Slough, Greater London and the surrounding areas but will travel. 

            Why not get in contact to discuss the workshop your children                       would  love to participate in.


KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11, KS3 Age 11-13


Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey

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