Poetry in Motion Schools – Update 2012-13

Workshops are currently taking place across the region. Twelve poets are working with hundreds of young people creating new poetic masterpieces. Poets get crazy in the classrooms using drama, storytelling and visual art to make poetry fun and accessible whilst enhancing literacy skills. Each poet spends six hours in each of their schools, word-playing and banishing page fright!  Feedback from the schools has been fantastic so far as the children hone their writing skills. Already our young participants are beginning to prepare for their performances to the microphone for the audio recordings of their verses. A great start to the new term as we take the words off the page and give them a little pizzazz!

Poet and Facilitator Diane Jardel with pupils from Knocknagor Primary School, Trillick
Poet and Facilitator Diane Jardel with pupils from Knocknagor Primary School, Trillick


The following schools are taking part in the 2012-13 Poetry in Motion for schools programme:

Greater Belfast

Malvern Primary School
Loughshore Education Resource Ctr 
St Bernadette’s Girls PS
St Therese of Lisieux 
St Louise’s Comprehensive College 
St Mary’s
Harding Memorial PS  
Methodist College 
Wheatfield PS
Mitchell House Special School 
Seaview PS  
St John the Baptist PS
Forge IPS
Our Lady’s Girls PS
Fullerton House Prep 

Across Northern Ireland

Slemish College, Ballymena   [Antrim]
St Colmcille’s    [Antrim]
Moorfields Primary School    [Antrim]
Hazelwood Integrated PS    [Antrim]
Saints & Scholars IPS    [Armagh]
Portadown Integrated PS    [Armagh]
St Malachy’s High    [Down]
Limavady Centre PS    [L’Derry]
Roe Valley IPS (Limavady)    [L’Derry]
Cumber Claudy    L’Derry
St Patrick’s (Derrygonnelly)    [Fermanagh]
St Ninnidh’s (Derrylin)    [Fermanagh]
Knocknagor Primary School    [Tyrone]
Gaelscoil Ui Dhochartaigh (Strabane)    [Tyrone]
Omagh Integrated Primary School    [Tyrone]

We will be continually updating the progress of our workshops throughout the forthcoming months.

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