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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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Raymond Antrobus - Spoken Word: An Education

Raymond Antrobus – Spoken Word: An Education

The second blog post in our series about the Spoken Word Educator Programme (SWEP), delivered in partnership with Goldsmiths University and aiming at nurturing young students’ talents as well as poet educators’ skills. This time around, Raymond Antrobus talks to us about intertwining his poetic voice with his teaching experience.

I have been a Spoken Word Educator for three years. Each year has been different, any teacher will profess that no two years are the same. As educators the lessons for us are limitless. In my first year working in …

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Goodbye, Matt Jones!

For the last six months, Matt Jones has been interning with the digital department at SPOKE, providing help and support to the team and gaining new experiences and skills along the way. Here are a few of his thoughts on the internship and his time at SPOKE.

Hi I’m Matt, the digital intern here at SPOKE, saying my final goodbyes and explaining my experience throughout the 6 month internship.

Summing up this internship is going to be difficult, simply for the sheer mass of knowledge, work experience, and …

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