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Video Conferencing – on National Poetry Day

Yesterday was National Poetry Day and I had the pleasure of running two workshops through video conferencing with around 30 schools and many others who viewed online. The theme for the day was work and I took it upon myself to create a live national poem about ‘our favourite jobs’ the young people that took part were fantastic and came up with some fantastic lines incorporating the poetic devices that I challenged them with my personal favourite being ‘ Models flick their flaming red hair’ and of course ‘Poets are orange monkeys that wear pants on their heads except on tuesdays’. It was wonderful to be able to interact live with students across England and Wales and Ireland!!! and to watch as Sandra Agard, Jila Peacock and Tom Whitehead shared their their artforms.

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