It’s Good To Be Back In School

There was a warm welcome from the outset for me and my guitar, when I visited St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Stoke on Trent, on Tuesday. I led poetry workshops with years 2, 3 and 5. A highlight was working with year 5 to compose a class poem (with guitar accompaniment) about Macbeth, which they have been studying. The weather was an added bonus, meaning we could have my poetry performance outside for the Reception children. We ended the day with a whole school assembly, and each class presented a selection of the poems that they had produced during the day. Then I rounded things off with a performance of some of my own poems. Thanks everyone for a great day.

My website has a new look

screen print of website theme
The new chalk board theme

My webmaster, Karen, has given my website a new look. This website is hosted on There are lots of themes to choose from. We decided this one was fun, casual and flexible (just like me!) and had a sort of link to schools. Although I bet there aren’t any classrooms in the schools that I visit that still have a chalk board. The reason for the change was to make the site work better on mobile phones and other devices. I hope you like it. Please do let me know what you think.

The old Koi theme that wasn’t responsive to mobile