School Workshops

‘He was better than excellent and the pupils loved it so much they wanted to stay behind after school for more.’
— Naomi Kenny (Glenthorne High School, SM3 9PS)
‘Ray was brilliant and I understand had students partaking and even smiling when never seen before! Although that sounds flippant, the teachers actually made comment to that effect - he clearly engages everyone very well.’
— Mel Jupp (Palmers College, RM17 5TD)

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·       Assistant Coach for ‘Hampton Roads’, who gained 2nd place in the world for BraveNewVoice 2016 festival in Washington DC, performing in front of 2000 people.

·       3 years+ experience working with MyKindaFuture facilitating workshops for schools and universities across the UK, for companies such as Delloite, Allen & Overy and more. In addition to being lead tutor for their poetry battle workshops for 2 years, teaching confidence through exercises and fun slams.

·       Hosting and facilitating Southbank centre’s Young Adult Literature Festival, WHY festival for 'finding your voice', Children’s Imagine Festival, Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration & Sonnet Weekender.

·       Facilitating programmes for Channel 4 Pop Up, upskilling, mentoring and hosting ages 16-25.

·       Providing poetry workshops on performance around issues on vulnerability for teens in Birmingham University.

·       Enabling Teens aged 16-18 to write about sensitive topics for NP-Presents ‘Growing Pains’ (a project supported by The Arts Council England)

·       Providing talks for 2nd Chance Southwark working around empowerment and how poetry can be a transformative tool.

·       Creating poetry programmes enfusing Shakespeare and spoken word w/ Ben Crystal (Actor, Author)

·       Part of the Eastside Workshop Facilitator Pool of poetry teachers.

·       Monthly mentoring for up & coming poets.

Poetry, Public Speaking & Vulnerability Workshop Programmes