LAMDA LESSONS NOW ON ZOOM!

Due to the current situation regarding Covid, I have moved all lessons online. They're proving a real hit with pupils and parents. I do have some spaces left from Autumn 2020. Remember, you can be one of my pupils from anywhere in the world as long as you're able to connect to Zoom or Teams or Skype. Groups welcome (plus its cheaper!)  Contact me for details.

Dear  Children/Teachers/Parents,

With set poems included on the LAMDA syllabus and chosen for International Festivals, my work is regularly performed all over the world.

I am also a qualified and very experienced Speech and Drama teacher who can teach your child with Zoom or come to your school.

All Examining Boards taught.

Children! Good luck from me if you are learning to recite my poems for an exam/performance. Below are just a few of my poems published in various anthologies. And so you have everything you need to know for the exam in one place:

A few things about me for when your Examiner asks: Fun Fact 1:  I always wrote stories and poems as a child. I had my first poem published when I was 10. Fun Fact 2: I love all green vegetables, even Brussel sprouts! Fun Fact 3: I once touched one of The Queen's ballgowns on display at Buckingham Palace. I really shouldn't have, I know, and they were quite polite when they told me off....! Fun Fact 4: I also write plays and stories and will have my own collection of poetry for children 7-11 published with Otter-Barry Books in 2022!

A Star Called Christa

 

There is an asteroid named Christa

And a crater on the moon

In memory of a teacher

Who lost her life too soon.

 

Christa was so excited

To have won the coveted place

The first U.S. civilian

To venture into space

 

Millions of children watched in schools

Millions of children cried

As seventy-three seconds after launch

The dream that was hers had died

 

There must be a star called Christa

A star that will never die

Beaming a ray of love and hope

To dreamers like you and I.

 

(In Memory of Christa McAuliffe who died on the Challenger Space Shuttle Mission on January 28th 1986. Chosen by James Carter and Brian Moses for 'Space Out' published by Bloomsbury)

How NOT to Impersonate your Mum on the Telephone

Swimming

The worst day of the week

Mum refused to write a note

So...

I practised in the mirror

The facial expression

That high pitched screeching whine

'My Benjamin is so ill today!'

'My Benjamin has such a fever!"

I looked like Mum

I sounded like Mum

I was Mum!

So...

Picked up the telephone...

Dialled the number...

Deep breath and...

'Hello!

This is my Mum speaking!"

Oops!

(Chosen by Joshua Seigal and published in 'I Bet I Can Make You Laugh' by Bloomsbury)

Mr Snowman                                                            

Monday built our Snowman                                

Sitting proud and fat

Tuesday gave him a football scarf

And the warmest woolly hat

Wednesday gave him his button eyes

Thursday a carrot nose

Friday gave him sticks for arms

And Saturday more clothes

But Sunday gave bad weather

The sky began to cry

Sunday took our Snowman

We never said goodbye.

(Chosen by Brian Moses for 'Poems about The Seasons'

Published by Wayland)

Shells

White ones

Pink ones

Rough and smooth and shiny ones,

Big ones

Small ones

Long and thin and tiny ones

Dust off the sand!

Wash them in the sea!

A bucket full of memories

Coming home with me.

(Published in 'Poems about the Seaside'

Chosen by Brian Moses. Wayland.)

Contact me

Email: bertulisd@yahoo.com

Twitter: DBertulis