I sometimes visit schools to perform poetry, show off and run poetry workshops.

Typically I start the day with a whole school assembly and then follow that with four hour-ish sessions with Key Stage 2 classes, talking poetry and helping them make some poems of their own. I'm very happy also to talk about any of my books they may have been reading and answer kids questions (to the best of my ability).

A day visit costs £400, plus travel and accommodation (when necessary - I travel by train from near Reading).

(Here I am (above) getting some young people to give me ideas I can steal to use in new poems.
(In a photograph taken by Mr Field at Tudor Hall School, near Banbury.))

If this sounds interesting (and you are a teacher or librarian) click here to contact me and we can look at dates...