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

  • LITTLE BLABY

    LITTLE BLABY

    • Leicester
    • 2012
    • Twelve week comedy project with mental health service users resulting in a DVD resource to be used by public and private sector organisations to improve staff awareness of mental health issues.
  • BRIDGE POETRY

    BRIDGE POETRY

    • Leicester
    • 2012
    • Series of performance poetry workshops with KS2 students, for many of whom English was their second language, culminating in a live poetry performance to peers and parents.
  •  THE CROYLAND POETRY SLAM

    THE CROYLAND POETRY SLAM

    • Wellingborough
    • 2012
    • Series of comedy/poetry/improvisation workshops with KS2 students aimed at improving literacy, articulation, teamwork and thinking skills.
  • SHINE

    SHINE

    • Northhampton
    • 2011
    • Spoken Word/Poetry workshops with Year 5 students using historic buildings as the inspiration to create and perform poetry based on local history.