Type of Artist:
Poetry / creative writing workshops. Readings/Poetry performance. Assemblies.
Full day sessions – Assembly and 4 x One hour sessions
Assembly – 15 -20 minutes reading poetry and Q&A
Sessions – creative one hour sessions involve reading poetry at the beginning of the session and talking about the inspirations behind each poem.
Leading to a workshop on writing poetry using techniques and prompts that Alex uses to write his own poems. Alex will engage with the students throughout, inspiring and encouraging a love of language and performance. Students will have the chance to read/perform their poetry at the end of the session.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Primary KS2 for workshops reflecting Daydreams and Jellybeans.
Any age for reading/performance poetry.
Workshops can be tailored for comprehensive students.
Maximum number in any one session:
Up to 30 students for workshops.
No of sessions per day:
4 Sessions i.e Years 3,4,5 and 6 (hour sessions)
Sessions are usually one hour. However, longer sessions (for fewer classes) can be arranged prior to visit.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Based in South Wales, willing to travel anywhere.
If necessary, Overnight accommodation would need to be covered.
Car (45 pence per mile)
Please email us for details
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Daydreams and Jellybeans
"You were such an inspiration for our learners. They loved watching you perform your poetry. Thank you for giving our learners a great reason to write."
Debbie Bond (Deputy Head teacher) ,Trellawn Primary
"Our Author of the Month is Alex Wharton! Alex’s poems, written for primary school age children, are delightful and thoughtful, nurturing a love of language, reading, and self-expression."
"Thank you for inspiring my class this week. So pleased you started with 'Kingfisher' at your book launch last night! Here are some of the children's versions."
Alex Wharton is the Children’s Laureate Wales 2023-2025. The role is awarded to a talented and visionary Wales-based writer who is passionate about ensuring more children and young people discover the joy and well-being benefits of engaging with literature. The project is administered by Literature Wales, the national company for the development of literature in Wales.
Entertaining, thoughtful and inspirational poetry and performance.