Type of Artist:
Writing workshops incorporating performance, as well as separate performance in assemblies etc
DetailsPreferred age range:
KS 2; 7-10 year olds
No of sessions per day:
Maximum of 4 (2 in morning, 2 in afternoon)
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in Surrey, but will travel anywhere in the UK, provided expenses are metTrain
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Yes, through Equity.
Stewart Henderson website
A Poet's Notebook (Lion)
Who Left Grandad At The Chipshop? (Lion)
All Things Weird and Wonderful (Lion)
Poetry Emotion (Barnabas in Schools)
Thank you for all you brought into our world here at Ruislip Gardens! There have been many positive responses from both children and parents, it was such an encouraging day.
Year 6 Teacher. Ruislip Gardens Primary School, Middlesex.
It was so lovely having you at our school and sharing your wealth of knowledge with us all. The children, teachers and parents were all so pleased at how inspired the children were.
Year 3 Teacher. Bell Lane Primary School, Hendon, London.
Thank you for enriching and stimulating the children’s poetic ideas!
Head of Infants. The Portsmouth Grammar School.
Thank you so much for a fantastic afternoon. The Chatter books children were enthralled with their session with you. My children came back and couldn't wait to share what they had done with you. The assembly was lovely too. So engaging and humorous that even the staff were feeling really positive after your visit…...we'd welcome a visit from yourself anytime.
English Co-ordinator, Bangabandhu Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London
Your visits give the children (and adults!) a great insight into the writing process, especially poetry. Some children find it difficult to start the creative process when writing a poem and to see you start, develop and produce a poem live with their ideas is a brilliant experience. It has inspired us for poetry week!! Lawdale Junior School, Bethnal Green, London
The girls, and staff, enjoyed the readings and workshops immensely; you really inspired them and the Year 6s in particular appreciated the chance to get some feedback on their poems.
Specialist Reading Teacher - Bute House School, Hammersmith, London
'The workshop was cool and awesome'
'We had great team work, and everyone contributed'
'It was fun and Stewart Henderson was brilliant'
'Year 8 students. Bow School, Tower Hamlets'
'I like your poems because they have lots of shouting and enthusiasm.....When I read your poems they cheer me up'
'Mr Steward Henderson is a really cheerful man and an extremely funny person. His best poem is 'I've Got To Look Right'
The jelly fish poem was the best that you made in 2 minutes!'
'I hope you inspire me to be a poet in the future'
'I thought poems were boring, then I read yours that is amazing'
Year 5 and 6 pupils. Our Lady's Catholic PS, Limehouse, London
‘Essential reading’ The Sunday Times
‘What Michael Morpurgo has done for children’s fiction, Henderson has done for poetry’
The Church Times
'The staff and pupils were hugely enthusiastic about Stewart's visit'.
Isabel Marshall, Head Teacher Newtongrange PS, Mid Lothian
About the book 'Who Left Grandad at the chip shop?'
'Thoughtful and imaginative....the poems will be readily gobbled up by the majority of eight to ten-year olds' - Junior Education
'Good-humoured thoughtful poems, with a mix of the silly and serious' - Roger McGough