Rob leads workshops in performance poetry, comedy, improvisation, performance skills and creative writing.

He  has extensive experience of working with schools, young offenders, gifted and talented, excluded students, adults and young people with learning difficulties, mental health service users and members of the general public.  Over the years Rob has helped people of all ages create scripts, slam poetry, comedy songs and sketches, movies, raps, magazines and comic strips for a variety of specific purposes.

Rob's workshops have an emphasis on literacy, teamwork and self-esteem. They can be tailored for any age or ability range and adjusted to incorporate any particular 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.


Previous Projects in Education

  • SCHOOL OF COMEDY

    SCHOOL OF COMEDY

    • Leicestershire
    • 2021
    • Research project delivered with De Montfort University and BrightSparks Arts in Mental Health looking at impact of comedy workshops on confidence, listening and resilience in KS2 students. It's also bags of fun!
  • UHL HERITAGE PROJECT

    UHL HERITAGE PROJECT

    • Leicester
    • 2020-21
    • Creative writing/poetry project with KS2 students based on artefacts from the vaults of the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Children writing about enemas... this was a dream come true for many nine-year olds.
  • SOME LIKE IT LIT

    SOME LIKE IT LIT

    • Leicester
    • 2020
    • Sketch comedy workshops with young people from Focus Charity, culminating in a live show as part of Leicester Comedy Festival.
  • ROCKHAQ LYRIC WRITING

    ROCKHAQ LYRIC WRITING

    • Leicester
    • 2019-20
    • Lyric writing workshops with young people of all ages, culminating in live performance and sharing event. Delivered in partnership with Rockhaq student music journalism community.