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Poetry Workshop: A love poem to an everyday object

Session 
1.1
Workshop
  • Jon Seagrave
  • David Young
Summary

A lively, fun poetry workshop (and maybe a bit of performance!) where participants who use AAC will, after warm-ups, get to attempt a love poem – not to a person, but to a favourite THING.

Working with young people at Victoria Education Centre in Bournemouth, this exercise has become a firm favourite, freeing up participants to talk about disability and their everyday lives from an unusual, quirky angle – resulting in unlikely, revealing love poems to wheelchairs, communication iPads and eye gaze computers.

Note: It is recommended that participants be accompanied by an assistant to help with writing, sharing ideas, etc, as appropriate.

Level of Session 
Introductory
Age Group 
All Ages
Interest 
Primary school
Secondary school
Special school
Further/Higher Ed.
Adult
Transitions