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School Visits

I currently offer in-person poetry sessions and performances to primary schools in the East Midlands. Travel further afield may be possible by train - please get in touch for a chat.

I am an ex-teacher and preschool teacher, with an MA in Creative Writing.

I can work with Nursery - Year 6 and provide full or half/part days, comprising any combination of:

  • Whole school assembly

  • Joining-in/Activity poems  for EYFS/KS1 (Marjorie the parrot puppet comes too!)

  • Poetry workshops 

  • Outdoor nature-themed workshops (within school grounds)

  • I am open to discussing other ideas for your school

A full school day is priced at £300 plus travel expenses as necessary. I am happy to discuss price adjustments for bookings of more than one day, or across multiple schools within a foundation/trust.


Please see testimonials below, and get in touch for more information. 

Email, or use the contact form, thank you.


You can see me read my poems, and learn lots more about me on and on Twitter @AttieLime. Thank you.  

What grown-ups say...

"The workshops were inspiring, engaging and pitched right for the children. It was so wonderful to hear poetry out loud and read by an author." Teacher Feedback

A Natural Girl

“The session was highly engaging and the children didn’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed the session for many days following.” R/KS1 teachers

"Your work has had such a positive impact on our children and has unlocked writing potential that they didn't realise they had." Teacher Feedback 

"Year 6 have absolutely loved their session with Attie Lime this afternoon." Teacher Feedback 

"We LOVED having you!" Deputy Head Feedback 

What children say...

"I enjoyed trying out the tongue twisters. My tongue is now permanently twisted!" Tom, Y6

"I liked how we got to choose the words when creating the poem. There were no rules." Y5 child 

"Can we get some poetry books at home? because I want to hear some more."

Lachie, Reception

"It is my best day ever! It was so much fun!" Y2 child

"In KS1, children were always involved and physically took part with actions which was brilliant." Teacher Feedback 

"You inspired her to write poetry as soon as she got in from school!" Parent, Y3

"My kids loved her! They still talk about it now!" Parent, R & Y2

"Thank you so much for today. Everyone has said how great you were. Hope you have enjoyed yourself too and will come back." Teacher Feedback

"We have had so many visitor comments about the children's poetry and the clear impact they can see that your visit has had on our children. You really have spread magic here 🙂." Teacher Feedback

"I liked the one where Ben went on a walk and the chickens were sick." Chloe, Y2

"The best bit was when the two kangaroos needed a poo, it was funny!"

Lara, Reception

"You are the coolest poem-writing person, ever!" Georgie, Y4

"I enjoyed all of it!" Y6 child

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Poetry Online!

Online poetry sessions are now available via Zoom!

A Zoom session is ideal for one class group and will last around 35 minutes: lots of fun poems performed by me (some with joining in!) plus hints and tips on writing your own poems. I will also email teachers a poem or poems to use as inspiration/a starting point, for children to have a go at writing one after the session. I can do sessions for KS1 or KS2, and Marjorie the parrot often appears too! (I am happy to discuss options for Reception classes.)

Sessions as described above are £60, but discounts are available for multiple bookings within a school (and do let me know if you have previously bought a copy of Cornflakes and Gravy!)

What teachers say...

‘Thank you so much - that was amazing! The class are buzzing about poetry :)’

‘Your session was brilliant and despite them being quite shy, they were really inspired by you.’

‘Thank you so much for this morning!...Thank you!’

‘Thank you so much for yesterday – it was good fun!’

‘Thanks again – I have so many children who spontaneously write poetry now.’

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