Current Project Work – March 2012


This year on our “Local and Vocal” project, poets have taken up short term residencies in 20 schools across N Ireland and will support children and young people to create poetry inspired by their sense of place and identity, which will appear on an anthology with an accompanying CD.

Schools involved with PIMS 2011-12 – Outside Belfast

Cullybackey High School [Co Antrim]
Ballykeel Primary School [Co Antrim]
St Joseph’s Primary School [Co Antrim]
Saints and Scholars Integrated Primary School [Co Armagh]
Belmont House School [Co Derry]
St Joseph’s Boys School [Co Derry]
Kirkistown Primary School [Co Down]
Downpatrick Primary School [Co Down]
St Tierney’s Primary School [Co Fermanagh]
Maguiresbridge Primary School [Co Fermanagh]
St Davog’s Primary School [Co Tyrone]
Langfield Primary School [Co Tyrone]

Schools involved with PIMS 2011-12 – Greater Belfast

Seaview Primary School
St John the Baptist Primary School
St Louise’s College
St Bernadette’s Primary School
Scoil an Droichid
St Clare’s Primary School
Ashfield Boys High School
Wheatfield Primary School
St Mary’s Primary School


We are delighted to have been part of this wonderful project. This has been a fabulous opportunity for the children to participate in  poetry writing , composition, drama, local studies, art and oral work, not to talk of the skills and capabilities used throughout which all form  a very substantial part of the curriculum. Our poet, Jani was a pleasure to work with and managed to bring out the best in the pupils. Each pupil in our school contributed and produced work which we will be delighted to use in the future. It is the gift which keeps on giving as we wait for the cd, book and get together later on. Thank-you!”

Pauline Kelly, Principal, St Davog’s Primary School, Scraghey

Boys from St Davog's Primary School, Scraghey recite their poems for the audio recording
Boys from St Davog’s Primary School, Scraghey recite their poems for the audio recording

The pupils from Saint Joseph’s Boys’ School have had such a unique insight into the world of poetry. With the help of Ellen Factor they have been able to ignite a passion for poetry and it is now one of their favourite forms of writing. They have had the opportunity to be creative, work together and get advice and inspiration from a gifted poet. It has been such a pleasure to have to the opportunity to participate in Poetry in Motion.”

Nadine Roddy, English Department, St Joseph’s Boys’ High School.

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