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

  • THE LYRIC LOUNGE

    THE LYRIC LOUNGE

    • Corby
    • 2013
    • Performance poetry workshops with Year 9 and 10 students, as well as young people excluded from school. Culminated in a poetry slam and cabaret performance.
  • NEW COLLEGE POETRY SLAM

    NEW COLLEGE POETRY SLAM

    • Stamford
    • 2013
    • Series of slam poetry workshops with 16+ students culminating in a live poetry slam for all.
  • IDENTITY

    IDENTITY

    • Leicester
    • 2012
    • Series of performance poetry workshops with Year 9 and 10 students, exploring the themes of cultural identity, stereotyping, and the things that define us.
  • SHAKE THE DUST

    SHAKE THE DUST

    • Nottingham
    • 2012
    • The biggest youth poetry slam project ever to take place in the UK, delivered in partnership with the Arts Council and Apples & Snakes. The slams were a culmination of a series of workshops with young people across nine regions of England.