Testimonials 

Sherwood Primary School, Preston 

"Today we thought that it was a very exhilarating experience and we learnt lots of new techniques to use whenever we write or do poetry. It was a very enthusiastic experience and we all felt very proud to be a part of it. It exceeded my expectations!"

Matchborough First School Academy, Worcestershire

A huge thank you for today. It really was a fantastic day! The I remember poems were a brilliant idea-thank you for being so kind to the children- you really made each one feel 'like a writer'. You will be welcomed back at any time 

The Elms School, Nottinghamshire

A huge thank you for today. It really was a fantastic day! The I remember poems were a brilliant idea-thank you for being so kind to the children- you really made each one feel 'like a writer'. You will be welcomed back at any time.

Our Lady of Fatima School, Birmingham

On Thursday 28th November some of our gifted writers from Years 5 and 6 became poets for the day at a recent Able Writers' Workshop. They were given the opportunity to work with the highly accomplished, Debra Bertulis. Debra is a published children's poet and qualified peripatetic speech and drama teacher, specialising in teaching poetry, performance and recitation skills.

The day focused on poetry and performance poetry. The children learnt all about rhyme, rhythm and punctuation, and also discussed literary terms such as personification and alliteration. The day was lots of fun as well as very educational and the children looked at the importance of having fun with words and poetry. The children were given the opportunity to write freely using their own imaginations as far as possible.

During the day the children composed their own poems, edited and redrafted them and then shared them out loud with the group. Their outstanding work was really taken from the page to the stage!

 Sacred Heart School, Preston

It has boosted my love of English particularly poetry, especially now I have my poetry toolbox. It was a great day being here- I like poetry and would like to do this more in school. I really enjoyed the day! It has been very exciting and my vocabulary has vastly improved.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School, Redditch
A number of our KS2 children were invited to Holyoakes Field School on Wednesday to take part in a writers’ workshop led by brilliant poet, Debra Bertulis. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning all about rhyme, rhythm and punctuation and had the opportunity to compose their own poems, edit and read them and then share them aloud with their audience.
 

Marks Coppenhall Primary Academy, Crewe

Thank you for a fantastic writing day. The children had a wonderful time!

Harvington First School, Worcestershire

Six excited Key Stage Two children attended a poetry writing workshop at Bengeworth Academy on Monday 20th May.  The morning is designed to inspire young people to set their imaginations to work, and was delivered by a published children's poet - Debra Bertulis! 

 

Everyone had a very successful session, listening to and interpreting the famous 'In the Hall of the Mountain King', then drafting poems before performing them in front of an audience of children and adults from various local schools! 

 

Frithville Primary School, and New York Primary School, Boston

Able Writer’s Day:

On Tuesday four children from both Frithville and New York were invited to Carlton Road Primary to take part in a writing day led by the the poet Debra Bertulis.
 

Debra is a published children’s poet and qualified and experienced Peripatetic Speech and Drama teacher. The day focused on poetry and performance poetry. The children learnt all about rhyme, rhythm and punctuation, and also discussed literary terms such as personification and alliteration. The children were given the opportunity to write freely, taking their own imagination as far as possible. A wonderful day!