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

  • DITCH THE CHIPS

    DITCH THE CHIPS

    • Castle Donington
    • 2007
    • Updated version of project piloted in Leicester in 2005 – A series of workshops across four primary schools, exploring principles of healthy lifestyle and translating them into comedy sketches.
  • GHOUL SCHOOL

    GHOUL SCHOOL

    • Castle Donington
    • 2007
    • Literature/performance/filming workshops with Year 5 students, culminating in the creation of a comedy horror movie about a school for the undead.
  • COALVILLE COMEDY COMPOST

    COALVILLE COMEDY COMPOST

    • Coalville
    • 2007
    • After school sketch comedy workshops with year 5 students, culminating in comedy performance in school assembly. The theme of the sketches was the importance of recycling.
  • ROLLESTON ORACY PROJECT

    ROLLESTON ORACY PROJECT

    • Leicester
    • 2006
    • Series of workshops for the Spark Children’s Festival in a primary school, exploring the theme of change and recycling through live performance.