Picture the Poet Invitation to Lancashire Schools – Curious Minds

Picture the Poet Invitation to Lancashire Schools

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Picture the Poet is a partnership between the National Portrait Gallery and the National Literacy Trust to support the teaching of creative poetry writing at Key Stages 2 and 3.

A stunning exhibition of photographic portraits of poets will be hosted by The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston between January – April 2015, and the NLT will be working with a number of schools to explore a wealth of poetry activity in response to the exhibition. Your school is invited to participate in this free programme:

1 – Free full-day teacher CPD – The Harris Museum and Art Gallery

28th January 2015

A hands-on creative poetry day unlocking super activities and literacy plans for KS2 and 3. Work with one of the UK’s finest spoken word poets to explore whole-class collaborative activity, writing and performance. Work with other teachers to tailor bespoke planning and a unit for your school. Training includes lunch and refreshments.

2 – Teacher resource pack – fabulous lesson plans, exhibition portraits and poetry project activities for KS2 & 3.

3 – Free School Visit to the Picture the Poet Exhibition – with the option to add a themed library visit.

PLUS poetry anthologies for your pupils or school library on completion of the visit!

This is an invaluable opportunity to extend creative literacy practice across the spring term in school with the ongoing support of the Picture the Poet Coordinator to offer guidance and working with regional poets.


Up to 2 members of staff may attend the CPD day, and Exhibition visits will only be offered to schools who have participated in this training.

To book your place on the CPD and the Picture the Poet Programme email:

Erin Barnes, Picture the Poet Schools Project Manager


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