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Spoken Word Educators

The Spoken Word Education programme offers a highly effective approach to raising children’s confidence, self expression, team-building and leadership skills, while also developing oral communication and literacy skills. Spoken Word Educators work with young people who may not otherwise get access to arts opportunities, with a range of complex issues that affect their lives and engagement in learning. Spoken Word Poetry is a cathartic outlet for them, allowing them to be more focused and productive learners. The key to this innovative model’s success is embedding poets in the culture of each school and enabling them to build relationships with the students, both in school and during their after school spoken word clubs.