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Joshua Seigal - Spoken Word: An Education

Joshua Seigal – Spoken Word: An Education

The third instalment of our blog series on the fantastic work of Spoken Word Educators. Joshua Seigal testifies to how spoken word poetry can inspire creativity and growth in children who are otherwise flagging behind in conventional education.

I am part of the second cohort of Spoken Word Educators, a group of poets placed long-term in various inner-city London schools. I am nearing completion of my first year at Plashet School, a girls’ comprehensive in Newham.

This has been a very special year for me and I have

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Our Poets in Education Scheme

Apples and Snakes was first set up in 1982 by a group of poets in order to establish more performance poetry events across London. Now thirty, part of our work in education concentrates on delivering inspirational workshops and residencies with schools, youth and community groups, prisons, libraries more.

Here is some of the feedback received from teachers and hosts of our Poetry in Education schemes that we have worked with:

“Fun, inspiring way to teach literacy to any ks2 child”
Noel Tuohy
St Edwards Catholic Primary

“inclusive positive atmosphere where

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