Caroline has a lot of experience leading poetry workshops in schools and at events across the country, and has hosted workshops with people of all ages, from 8 to 80.
Caroline is a regular tutor for The Arvon Foundation, teaching both adult courses and school courses. She works for the charity First Story, which provide Writers in Residence for schools in the UK. She also teaches around the world: in 2008 Caroline travelled to Rajasthan, India with Second Sight charity who perform cataract operations, to write poetry with children in the area who have recently regained their sight.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more or to book Caroline for a poetry workshop.
Caroline Bird is not only a wonderful poet but a natural with children and teenagers. She ran an extraordinarily fun and productive session which inspired our students to unprecedented heights of creativity (and hilarity!). Never before in my career have I heard students begging to continue through morning break!
Edmund Weil, Walthamstow Academy
I cannot tell you how much we are all feeling so inspired by your (too-) brief time with us yesterday. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You have a real gift for bringing out children’s imaginative ideas and I felt quite emotional reading their class poems just now. Thank you for pouring so much energy into each session and for sharing your fabulous ideas with us. I hope you’ll come back to the Hall for similar workshops some time.
Clare Ashwin, Hall School
I don’t think I’ve ever organised such a successful visit than Caroline’s last Friday. What a truly clever young woman and she had such a great way with my students. She had them reading and sharing poems with real confidence by the end of each session, which is no mean feat. They didn’t want her to leave; such was the impact she had.
Trudy Charles, Parkside School