I spent 3 great days last week at Husthwaite Primary School on a project for NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education. It was so refreshing being allowed to have three whole full days with children doing poetry. I hope to be able to put a couple of examples of their poems up here soon.
I have to mention Shandy Hall in the beautiful village of Coxwold where I stayed. If you’re in the area you really must take the time to visit Shandy Hall it’s a fantastic place presided over by Patrick, who is a mine of information. In this, the former home of Tristram Shandy, you do get the opportunity to play with the notion of time and how it passes.
The Kilburn Horse is looking pretty good too and I will put the poem up I wrote in honour of the horse shortly.
The NAWE project is a three year study that will look at the effectiveness of writers in schools.