Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In London for the New Year?

Some suggestions from Lyn Gardner (Guardian's Drama Critic) for what to see ... here

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Poetry: some ideas and resources

Here's an interesting webpage I came across by accident. It's 100 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month, from April 2009.

Anyway, forget about the National Poetry Month bit. The page comprises 100 links, ideas and activities which variously lead you to a huge variety of poems, give you ideas for writing poems, encourage you to think about poetry and so on.

I'm linking to it here mainly because it should give speech and drama teachers some new ideas about how to increase the interest of young people in poetry and poems. And because I don't like to think that poems are just for exams ...

Have a look. It's pretty good.

100 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month