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    Year 9 Poetry Workshop

    Ash Dickinson, Poetry Workshop.

    On Tuesday 30th January, we were lucky enough to have Ash Dickinson (poet, writer and comedy performer) at The Ferrers, delivering a poetry workshop to our year 9 students. Ash is a multiple slam champion. He won the BBC Radio 4 Midlands Slam in 2009. In the previous BBC National Slam in 2007 he progressed through the Scottish heats, eventually finishing among the top 8 in the UK. Ash was runner-up in the 2011 UK All Stars Slam. These incredible accomplishments inspired our students and made them want to find out more.

    The workshop consisted of engaging activities, encouraging creativity and imagination. The students were thoroughly engaged with the workshop and have produced some fantastic work.  It was enthralling to be able to see our students so captivated and engaged in learning about how creative and modern poetry can be. 

    Ash commented “I thought your students were excellent- attentive, interested, and far more forthcoming than I'd ordinarily expect with Year 9s. I would return anytime!”

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