Transforming schools through poetry
Here you can find out details of the Spoken Word Educator year long training programme, background on our work and other information that shows the range and versatility of our creative work with young people.
The Spoken Word Education training program is the first of its kind in the world. The approach we have taken to place young people at the heart of creative expression. Working with Chicago based Peter Kahn the Spoken Word Educators have developed a unique creative coaching opportunity for young people; all young people, including those who may be in danger of not connecting to their natural talents and those who may not, as yet, have discovered what these are.
One of the benefits of bringing in a Spoken Word Educator to work with students on their writing is that classroom teachers get to learn about what is going on in their students’ lives in ways that seem to reveal themselves through poetry more readily than other mediums. Students who have the most “baggage”/”background noise” are the ones who tend to reveal the most of their lives.