Poetry for Primary School Children
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"Challenging and inspiring for primary aged children!" - OFSTED

Welcome to my wonderful world of poetry in primary schools!


If you are interested in a visit in your school, please take a look around my website. I promise a spectacular day of inspiration, creativity and fun!

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What They Say

Both of Ian Bland’s sessions were quite simply amazing! I attended his workshops last time he visited the school and I was most impressed then, but somehow the energy and enthusiasm from the children in the sessions this time surpassed what I remember from the last visit. It was great to see them obviously getting so much fun and enjoyment from what is a great learning experience.

Jackie Speight - Governer and Parent

Primary Schools

Writing and performing high quality poetry is a real and valuable skill well within reach of all children in our primary schools. Inviting a professional children’s poet to work in school can be a fantastic opportunity for children and teachers alike
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International Schools

While the bulk of my work in schools is here in the UK, I have, over the years, visited many international schools in Europe and beyond
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Library Visits

I am in continual demand for performances and workshops in libraries all over the UK. Just very recently I have appeared in libraries in York, Stockport, Rochdale, Blackburn, Warrington, Bolton, Bury, Lancashire, Salford, Newcastle and Blackpool.
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