Poetry in Motion Schools Project
I love being a part of this creative project and being given the opportunity to visit St. John’s Primary School, Derry. I had four workshops with a wonderful P6 class and look forward to seeing their work printed up and hearing their recordings.
Jan Carson writes about the project on their website and I get a mention:
“Denise Blake, an established poet based in Donegal, will be facilitating workshops in Derry/Londonderry this Autumn. She’s excited about her first experience with Poetry in Motion for Schools and writes,
“I will spend six hours with these students. In the first moments they will watch me carefully. Some will be anxious, some nonplussed. The span of four sessions will contain laughter, colour, images, sounds and so many spoken words. The bridge of time will create revelations, pride and a belief in themselves. It will carry them forwards. Their final smiles will say, I enjoyed that; poetry is not so bad after all. Six hours can be life enhancing, life changing; for the students, teachers, and for me.”