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, which are coming soon!
"Mark worked with a group of Year 7 students and a group of Year 9 students. The class teachers joined each session but other members of staff, who were free, went along too – simply because they were so keen to hear Mark. They were not disappointed! Mark was really entertaining. At the end of each session, both staff and students were enthusiastic, with many students staying behind to chat to Mark. Some students had worked with Mark at their primary school and eagerly reminisced about the writing that they had done together there. I think it would be true to say that staff and students alike would welcome a return visit."
Mandy Barfoot, Head of English at the Stanground Academy