Type of Artist:
I give poetry performances ranging from to the whole school to in the classroom.
Poetry workshops, readings, talks about how I write, Q & A sessions.
My performances include poems to join in with and some are accompanied by guitar (which goes down particularly well).
DetailsPreferred age range:
4 to 11 years (but comfortable with Year 7 & 8 too).
Can work with all ages in infant and primary schools. Readings are tailored to suit all ages.
Workshops: for youngest children I often produce a class poem which we can perform to music. (I am a guitarist).
No of sessions per day:
In most primaries I give a performance followed by 3 sessions.
30 to 45 mins performance.
Workshops can be the length of a lesson or longer.
I always fit in with what the school requires but suggest the best way to get the best result.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in Wales, but will travel anywhere in the North West or Wales if expenses are met.
Car – standard 40p per mile
Please email us for details
Bernard Young website
Brilliant pub by Kingston Press, 2000
Wanted Alive pub by Hands up Books, 2004
Thank you so much for such an enjoyable and entertaining day. I am sure you appreciated just how much the children gained from your visit but I just want to emphasise the value of your day. We could not normally produce such high quality writing so rapidly and painlessly.
Sue Conway & Class 5, St James Primary, Hull
Thank you for your enthusiasm, wit and poetic talent.
Eileen Pace, St Teresa’s Primary, Darlington
We’ve never produced such a variety of high quality poems before. Thank you.
Mrs Farey, Headteacher Roos Primary, East Yorkshire