MAKE ME HAPPY
- 2002 - 2009
- Numerous comedy/performance poetry projects for Leicester Comedy Festival, involving workshops in primary and secondary schools across Leicestershire.
Rob leads workshops in performance poetry and spoken word, comedy, creative writing, improvisation and performance skills.
He has extensive experience of working in schools (key stages 1, 2 and 3), as well as with excluded students, gifted and talented students, adults and young people with learning difficulties, people receiving mental health treatment and members of the general public. Over the years Rob has helped people of all ages create shows, scripts, slam poetry, comedy songs and sketches, movies, raps, magazines, comic strips and lots of laughter.
Rob's workshops have an emphasis on literacy, teamwork and confidence. They can be tailored for any age or ability range and adjusted to incorporate any chosen theme or area of the curriculum.
Rob has enhanced DBS Disclosure and public liability insurance.
Here’s the mission statement:
I believe, not only that every child has a right to be heard, but also that there is a direct connection between being able to listen to each other and improvements in literacy, as well as other areas of academic achievement. Young people are more likely to acquire and develop skills when they share control of the learning process. The most successful (and enjoyable!) projects I’ve been involved in have been the ones where artist, teacher and students have all been able share their ideas and skills. I don’t believe there has to be a conflict between process and outcome, because emphasis on process makes for a stronger outcome.