Poetry for Primary School Children

"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

You know a speaker in a school is good, when the students want him to do ‘more’ in their break time! Ian has the students (and the staff) eating out of the palms of his hands with his humorous verse and obvious awareness of school life. With all his audience participation, everyone forgets that they are attending a poetry workshop. An annual ‘must’ for our Bookweek!

Lorna Brentnall - Librarian

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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