These opportunities inspire children to achieve and enrich their educational experience. Each individual has the chance to shine and express their own style and individuality. These opportunities transform the lives of children who will remember this experience as one of their educational highlights. I only wish that every student could have the experience of working … Continue reading Miss Rowley, ‘Librarian of the year’ finalist, Wolverhampton Grammar School
I can’t believe the impact that [Poetry with Punch] has had on the students. It has really helped them come out of their shell and grow in confidence. I am amazed at how it has helped some of them in terms of ability to remember.
I booked Matt for 6 sessions to work with 22 under achieving boys to engage and inspire them to write. After the 6 week programme, 17 of the 22 boys were either hitting or surpassing their literacy targets. After working with Matt, my colleagues and I also noticed an improvement in their behaviour during and … Continue reading Mr Stanier, High Arcal School
I first saw Matt at an English leaders’ workshop and was really impressed by the way he presented himself and engaged with the audience. He has bags of skill, and plenty of energy and enthusiasm that I knew would be perfect for my school. So I booked him in to work with year 4 and … Continue reading Mrs Ireland, St John the Baptist Primary School
Matt visited our school to deliver both poetry and boxing sessions to some of our disengaged year 9 students. We targeted disadvantaged learners who were underachieving in order to enthuse and inspire them into re-engaging with English. A fabulous role model, Matt provided valuable sessions which are still having an impact today. Students were wowed … Continue reading Mrs Wood, Lead Practitioner – English Queen Elizabeth’s Academy
Poetry with Punch is accessible to people of all backgrounds, and is a pastime of which the groundwork is often carried out in private to prepare for a public performance whereby a person can allow their true character to bloom under the spotlight. It provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals of all ages to release … Continue reading Stephen Morrison-Burke Birmingham – Poet Laureate 2012/13