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On Thursday 26th November we sent Mark Grist to Gunthorpe Primary School for a morning of workshops and on Friday 27th November, Mark hosted workshops at Hampton Vale Primary School as part of Young Writers' community projects.

Mark worked with Key Stage 2 pupils at both schools; pupils learned how to create original ideas and then went on to write their own poems / raps.

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Sponsored Workshop at Jack Hunt School

Date Posted: 11/11/2015 | Category: Workshop

With a new term opening, we sent poet Mark Grist to Jack Hunt School on the 13th October to spend a morning inspiring students as part of the school's 'Aim Higher' incentive.

Both Mark and the students had a fun and very productive...

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Workshop with Mark Grist at Stanground Academy

Date Posted: 11/08/2015 | Category: Workshop

In May Mark Grist visited pupils at Stanground Academy - the school had won a visit from Mark at Teachmeet earlier in the year. (Please see the separate post about Teachmeet!)

Mandy Barfoot, Head of English, asked for a workshop that would inspire pupils to get writing poetry, so Mark spent the morning turning uninterested teens into budding bards!

Watch this space for photos,...

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On Thursday 5th March 2015, World Book Day, we sent Mark Grist off to Watergall Primary School in Bretton, Peterborough to host workshops for the morning.

Mark worked with 2 Year 4 classes during his workshop and the children wrote raps about books. What a great way to celebrate and be inspired by World Book Day! The children had fantastic costumes, which added to the energy and enthusiasm...

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On Wednesday 14th January, we hosted our first sponsored poetry workshop in our local community. This means that Young Writers paid for a local poet to visit a local school for a morning to work with classes and get pupils motivated and enthused to write poetry. We’re delighted to say our first workshop was a huge success!

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