Ian’s poems and poetry workshops are in a different league!

Steve Bower
BBC Match of the Day Presenter/ Commentator

Thank you so much for such an amazing day today! Best assembly ever and just so wonderful to see all my class so engaged and excited about poetry! Thank you!

Katie Hargreaves
Mont Nicolle Primary School
St Brelade’s
May 2018

Ian, thank you for the most amazing day in school. The children of St Barnabas, and the not so covert children from St Helena’s, had the most fabulous inspirational day. Their faces as they worked, so enthusiastically on poetry, was a joy.

The high jinks with the staff made the day! Thank you.

Rachel Murray
St Barnabas Primary School
April 2018

A huge thanks Ian for inspiring our school this week. The morning assembly was outstanding & was the highlight of the day. I’ve not laughed that much in school ever!

Sarah Stevenson
St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School
March 2018

Thank you Ian for coming to Henry Green Primary School, Dagenham and doing two fantastic days of poetry and performance. I can’t thank you enough for creating such a buzz about poetry not only with the children but with all the staff too. So good to work with you again, I look forward to the next time 🙂

Samantha Simmonds - Henry Green Primary School
July 2017

Thanks Ian for an amazing three days in North Lincolnshire #WordsCount Conference inspiring our children, teachers and practitioners with your pretty awesome poetry 😁📖

Sarah Tipler
Sarah Tipler
North Lincolnshire LEA
April 2017

Thank you so much for a brilliant, fun filled day of poetry workshops with our children at Roundthorn Primary Academy in Oldham. The staff and children thoroughly enjoyed the day and were inspired by your enthusiastic, hilarious poetry! We hope that your second visit to our school will not be your last! 🙂

Patricia Wood
Patricia Wood
Roundthorne Academy
March 2017



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