I had a fantastic time today discussing ways to raise and work with difficult issues as practitioners and teachers in schools. There were some great provocations from Yellow Earth, Kazzum Theatre, JW3 and myself all brought together by Vicky Ireland (Thousand Cranes) and Ben Buratta (Outbox theatre and Central Connects). I shared some exercises I use in the classroom to help create a sharing environment ripe for the unpicking of difficult issues. One of the resources I used can be found here “How Poets Use Language by moi. It is an exercise that gets a class creating extended metaphor poems. Give it a go in your class an let me know how you get on.