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India Roper-Evans

POETRY LIBRARY BOOKS BY INDIA ROPER-EVANS_176

Image Credit: 
India Roper-Evans

The National Poetry Library has two programmes which are aimed at primary school children.

Poetry Explorers

A class of up to 30 breaks into two groups with each group spending an hour doing Poetry Explorers in the library and a second hour doing the Poetry Word Search, an activity in which children find words across the Southbank Centre site to create their own poems. 

In this session children explore visual poetry, spoken poetry, poems about animals and learn how to use an index in a book and find items in a library.  They will also explore this iconic site by the River Thames to find words and write creatively.

When: Wednesdays during term time.

Cost: free for Lambeth primary schools
Cost: £105* + VAT for state schools
£210* + VAT for fee-paying schools
*transaction fee: £4 per booking

Contact us to find out more

 

Letters Home

This interactive workshop is built around poems written during the First World War. It introduces students to visual poetry, sound poetry and typography. Students also write their own poems and complete other activities outline in our free Letters Home booklet.

Letters Home can be combined with our Word Search activity to accomodate a class of up to 30 children.

Cost: £105* + VAT for state schools
£210* + VAT for fee-paying schools
*transaction fee: £4 per booking

Download the booklet

Downloadable resources

teacher-led sessions

Teachers are very welcome to use the library as a resource for leading their own sessions. We can help by preparing books on a given theme or type of poetry. Please email us if you are interested in setting up one of these sessions for your students. These sessions are free of charge, we just ask that you contact the library in advance to let us know.

 

Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm