Alice has been working with young people for the past 6 years in a variety of settings from creating and delivering PSHE sessions in mainstream schools, to working with SEN students, to mentoring young people on an intense self-development programme and residential. She has worked with children and young people from a variety of social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Alice has combined her Creative Writing degree and passion of working with young people to deliver poetry in school assemblies and facilitate creative writing sessions. Her poetry addresses social issues that young people face in today’s society, such as gender, class and racial inequality, negative body image and mental health. Her poetry aims to motivate, uplift and encourage young people.
The workshops Alice will deliver, will allow the young people to experiment with the use of form, words and rhythm to produce poetry which enables them to tell a story and freely express themselves. Alice’s sessions can be adapted and planned for specific criteria if necessary. This could range from a recent topic of study, to writing about themes that the young people and children are passionate about and have chosen for themselves. The three main objectives that Alice wants to achieve in every session are as follows; to provide a safe space where students feel comfortable to freely express themselves, for the young people to gain confidence in their creative ability and finally for the students to leave having tried something new with a sense of achievement.