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Creative CPD Workshop with Michael Rosen

Please join us for a special workshop led by the renowned author, Michael Rosen, our ‘poet in residence’ at Historyworks. In this invaluable session, Michael will share his knowledge and experience for reading and writing both prose and poetry, and will introduce methods for supporting students of primary and lower secondary school age, followed by Q&A session.

In this CPD workshop, author Michael Rosen & public historian Helen Weinstein, will introduce teachers to ways of supporting students to improve their reading and writing of both poetry and prose. Historyworks has made a huge number of free resources with Michael Rosen for Cambridgeshire schools, which we will showcase at the event. All participants will receive two signed books from Michael Rosen, the latter recently published, aimed at primary and early secondary school teachers. Teachers will be taken through Michael’s guidance about how students can be encouraged to embrace reading and also improve the content of their writing by evaluating their narrative ingredients using his top tips. Helen Weinstein will showcase a variety of resources including history stories, walking trails, poetry and songs which have been devised by Michael Rosen and Historyworks, for teachers to use both inside and outside the classroom, to enhance learning across the curriculum. The main aim at the end of a long school day will be to inspire teachers, share practical tips and free resources, have fun with words in poetry and prose, and also eat chocolate cake together!

Time: 4pm Chocolate Cake social followed by 4.30pm/6pm Workshop with

Michael Rosen and Helen Weinstein, supported by Historyworks.

Tickets: £10 Teaching & Education Professionals. Fee covers refreshments

plus two books: “What Is Poetry?” and “Poetry and Stories for Primary and

Lower Secondary Schools” or £1 (ADMISSION ONLY)

Booking essential via Eventbrite

Michael Rosen’s Workshop 7th March 2018

Michael Rosen workshop partners


My Cambridge

My Cambridge is a growing partnership of individuals and organisations committed to ensuring every young person in Cambridge is able to confidently construct their own cultural life, drawing on and feeling connected to the whole of the city in which they live. 

My Cambridge has been formally adopted as a project by Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge Arts and Cultural LeadersNorfolk and Norwich Festival Bridge and The Kite TSA Cambridge. The steering group comprises representatives of each of these bodies to take it forward including Rachel Snape as The Kite TSA’s representative. A wide range of arts and cultural organisations, schools and others are already bringing forward activity under the key outcomes. For the identified key collective actions, a process of project development is now underway, identifying potential delivery partners, accessing feasibility and delivery options, and moving towards either commissioning or partnership working as appropriate. My Cambridge is asking arts and cultural organisations to sign up and use their own programmes to help meet this goal. My Cambridge has also identified some specific actions that they see as essential to help us achieve this goal:

  • Children and young people are able to take the lead in developing their cultural lives   
  • Development of Arts Award is prioritised across Cambridge.
  • Practical routes for children and young people to take the lead are developed.
  • Schools and arts and cultural organisations commit to enabling young people to take the lead.
  • Arts and cultural environment is highly visible and easy to access 
  • Long term relationships between schools and arts and cultural organisations are established.
  • Arts and cultural organisations co-ordinate information and communication with schools (on-line and face to face).
  • Activity outside traditional venues is prioritised.
  • Institutions, adults and young people understand and are committed to the importance of arts and culture for children and young people
  • Decision-makers are given the right knowledge and tools to make effective decisions.
  • The diversity of arts and cultural activity enjoyed by young people is recognised and respected.
  • Effective local research is taking place.