Miles ran a poetry workshop to inspire the pupils to write their own poems. The teachers and children that took part thoroughly enjoyed the workshops, where they worked in groups to create a poem through a game of ‘consequences’, as well as getting lots of tips about how to write and perform poetry.
Ablaze has recently begun working with St Barnabas CE VC Primary School, a school in Montpellier, Bristol where over 60% of the pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. Volunteers from Speed Communications visit the school each week to read with pupils, as part of Ablaze’s successful Reading Buddies programme.
Headteacher at the school, Jon Barr, said of their partnership with Ablaze: “Working with Ablaze has brought a fantastic group of reading volunteers from our partners Speed Comms to our school. For it to have brought the poet Miles Chambers to our school was an added bonus. He inspired us all and the children loved it.”
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