2018 › Bristol

Valerie Bloom Workshop

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance. Each child participating receives a free book to take home and keep.

Valerie Bloom has a wealth of experience running poetry workshops for children.

Using her own poetry as a springboard, Valerie and the children will explore and experiment with language to help the children create their own poems.

Suitable for:
Years 4, 5 and 6

I just wanted to let you know how much the children enjoyed working with Valerie Bloom today. Totally inspiring! Thank you once again for such a wonderful experience.

Sarah Murphy, St Werburghs Primary School, Liverpool


What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Years 4, 5 and 6

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children
Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings cover

Each child attending a workshop will receive a FREE copy of Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings to take home and keep!


Book a related theatre performance to be eligible for one of four free workshops

This workshop is allocated to a school attending a specific theatre performance with 30 or more children; visit the performance page to find out more and book:

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About Valerie Bloom

Photo of Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom was born in Jamaica and came to England in 1979. She writes poetry in English and Jamaican patois for all ages, and has performed her work throughout the world, with many television and radio appearances. Her poetry is included in a number of anthologies and she tutors regularly for schools and colleges.

More about Valerie Bloom

Previous workshops with Valerie Bloom

On the day

  • Please inform your school receptionist that our artist will be arriving so they can be welcomed warmly.
  • A teacher must be present throughout the workshop.
  • Make sure that all the materials that our artist has requested are ready and available.
  • Please let us know if any of the children have particular requirements, and ensure that their normal carer is present.
  • Check that the free books accompanying the workshop have arrived. These books are for the children to take home and keep, and they may like to ask nicely for them to be signed.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

Have any questions? Get in touch

Jo Daley

Your contact for this performance is Jo Daley, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

Email
jo.bookshow@gmail.com
Phone
07769 216493