Self-Expression through Poetry

Find here below all the materials prepared by the NEW ABC partners who first came up with this pilot action. You can find some particularities, the handbook prepared to explain the whole implementation process, and templates and specific materials produced for carrying out some activities.

This handbook proposes creative and practical activities for young people in school to express their voices and share their stories through the writing and sharing of poetry.

Wrap-up of the action

Testing country
Belgium

Type of action
At-school activities

Children age
Secondary school

Download the handbook to learn how this pilot action was implemented

Activities you will find in this handbook:

  • Introduction focus group
  • What is poetry?
  • What is rhyme?
  • Something different – Free verse poetry
  • So how long is a poem?
  • Tone, theme and metaphor
  • Final creative writing and exit focus group

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  • CONSENT / ASSENT FORM

Download a consent-assent form template (editable Word document)

 

  • SIGN-UP SHEET

Download a sign-up sheet template (editable Word document)

 

  • Self-expression through poetry in a nutshell

Download an info flyer about the pilot (editable Word document)

Find here below all the materials prepared by the NEW ABC partners who replicated this pilot action. The second pilot of the action was adapted from the first pilot, after taking support and inspiration from the partners previously implementing it. You can find some data about the particularities at which these activities were conducted, you can download the handbook prepared to explain the whole implementation process, and finally, you can get access to the templates and specific materials produced for carrying out some activities.

Wrap-up of the action

Testing country
Italy

Type of action
At-school activities

Children age
Secondary school

Download the handbook to learn how this repilot action was implemented

Activities you will find in this handbook:

  • Setting up your poetry pilot action
  • Involve colleagues and develop partnerships
  • Find external ‘experts’
  • Creating a safe environment
  • Activities and learning aims
    • Meeting with the writer
    • Meeting with the illustrator
    • Meeting with the radio speaker
    • Students’ individual or group work
    • Final reflections, performance, and evaluation

It is important to implement this pilot because…
this pilot explores an innovative way to use language; with the overarching goal of child self-expression and learning inclusion

The aim of this pilot action is…
to provide concrete tools for children to express themselves and share their stories with their peers.

This pilot will provide a hands-on environment with a cohort of volunteer children who will engage in workshops.

Participants will finish this pilot with some knowledge of the uses and techniques of poetry, direct guided experience in the writing of poetry for self-expression, and listening skills (of others in their pilot).

Conversations on the Self-expression through Poetry pilot action

Multimedia gallery

Photos of the pilot activities conducted in the repilot phase, in Italy

Photos of the pilot activities conducted in Belgium