Planting Poetry: sowing the seeds of creativity

Garden-themed poetry writing project

Jane Coles is a lecturer in Education at UCL’s Institute of Education. She has an article in the next issue of Changing English concerning a garden-themed poetry writing project run by a creative writing organisation (The Ministry of Stories) in partnership with a class of 9-10 year olds from a London primary school.

Poetry project with the Ministry of Stories

She looks at the different ways in which the creative practitioner worked collaboratively with the class teacher and the children to develop writing skills. She raises questions about the role of creative practitioners working in schools and the ways in which special projects locate creativity on the margins of the mainstream curriculum.


Coles, J (2017) Planting Poetry: sowing seeds of creativity in a year 5 class. Changing English 24(3)

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