Chiming perfectly with our belief that writing poetry offers pupils the perfect blend of freedom within structures, the theme of National Poetry Day 2017 is “Freedom”. And we’ve also adapted some of our most popular and successful poetry-writing workshops to explore aspects of the theme in more detail (although don’t forget that you can also suggest your own themes too!).

Our poetry workshops are available all year round as well as on key annual events such World Poetry Day, World Book Day, National Poetry Day and Shakespeare Week. And don’t forget that it’s often possible to mix-and-match two or more workshops over one or more days!

Our poetry workshops are available all year round  - and don’t forget that it’s often possible to mix-and-match two or more workshops over one or more days!

Sessions include:

  • Soundscape Poetry
  • Personification Poetry
  • The Poet-Tree
  • Messages from Space
  • Messages to Macbeth
  • Performance Poetry: Hand on the Bridge

These popular workshops are available to primary and secondary schools across the UK.


About Us

as creatives is one of the leading providers of creative arts workshops to schools across the UK.

We specialise in developing creative learning programmes and workshops that are both rooted in the National Curriculum and make learning extraordinary. Directly supporting school improvement priorities, our programmes have proven impacts on engagement, motivation and attainment – and provide powerful platforms for staff development.


What People Say

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic day today and thank you so much. You were absolutely amazing and have inspired all the children and teachers . I’ve had multiple texts from teachers saying how brilliant it was and they are pinching some of your methods. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!” (Kate Fisher, Rickleton Primary)


“Each class thoroughly enjoyed the poetry workshops and enjoyed taking an active role in order to create their ideas. Using drama to create an orchestra of sounds for our soundscape poems was fantastic to see and I know that we plan to use this strategy with the children again! Thank you inspiring the children, so they could create such wonderful ideas!” (Amy Wynn, Windsor CP School)

“I was surprised by how well the children wrote their poems and by their imaginations…It was fantastic and I’m so thankful for the ideas! Thank you” (Year six teacher, Freehold Community School, Oldham)

“The children really got some great ideas to help them scaffold their own poetry” (Year 4 teacher, Crumpsall Lane Primary School, Lancashire)


“Really child-friendly ways of drawing children into text – really fun! I can relate these ideas across both English and the whole curriculum.” (Assistant Headteacher, Knowsley)


 “The activities were differentiated to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities – and were all hugely engaging!” (Pastoral Leader, Parklands High School)


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