Poet John Rice has published 13 books of poetry for both children and adults and had poems included in many contemporary anthologies and educational books.
Performances and workshops to suit all ages, working in primary and secondary schools using the oral traditions (story, song, ballads, verse, riddles, wordplay, stand-up comedy, call & response, other languages).
He is now trained in new government initiative of Creative Learning (using arts and creativity across the curriculum).
A typical school visit comprises morning performance(s), lunchtime workshop with teachers, afternoon workshops with children, young people and teachers being encouraged to create and perform their own stories and poetry. John also specialises in Family Learning.
He is willing to travel to any part of the UK.
“John worked with each of our Year 7 classes individually in workshops, explaining the structure and techniques used in storytelling in a focused and relevant way. The standard of the workshops was excellent and enabled the pupils to dynamically become involved in another of the Year 7 Literacy Objectives which focuses on delivering stories and anecdotes to an audience…The girls thoroughly enjoyed this original way of experiencing another aspect of their syllabus.”
Lesley Lee, Head Teacher, Highworth School for Girls, Ashford
“I wasn’t sure whether I should become a writer, neither had I considered being a poet as I thought it out of my reach, but after the workshop I realised what my goal in life is.”
Syn Yin, 6th form student, Highworth School for Girls
“I’ve had many positive, encouraging comments from the children and staff. You were a smash hit and a definite on our 'must have again' list!”
Gail Brundle, St Bede’s School, Eastbourne
“Yet again can I express my enthusiasm and gratitude for a wonderful session with John Rice last Thursday. All three of us were inspired! Charlotte and Georgia have not stopped talking about it
Gill Brooks, after she and her daughters attended 'Hilarious Histories', a family storytelling evening in Sevenoaks Museum
“Thanks so much for your day at Herne Bay High School. We’ve been talking about it ever since. You were really inspiring and it was such an enjoyable day.”
Sue Aylward, English Dept., Herne Bay High School
“Thanks again for the fantastic work you did with our Year 7 students last week. You really enhanced their learning experience and have given a further push to our progress in literacy.”
Peter Beck, Deputy Head, Astor College for the Arts, Dover
Guzzling Jelly with Giant Gorbelly (Macmillan Children's Books, 2004)
Scottish Poems (editor), (Macmillan, 2005)
The Dream of Night Fishers (poems & photographs), (Scottish Cultural Press)
|Travels to:||Anywhere but North and North East areas preferred|
£190 half day + VAT
£370 full day + travel expenses/ accommodation expenses as necessary + VAT