Poetry in the Primary Classroom Roundtable


Africa Writes Young Voices 2021
Friday 24 September, 13:00 – 14:30 (BST)
Venue: British Library Player
Tickets: FREE

With Farrah Serroukh, Charlotte Hacking, Ruth Awolola, Gaby Wilson and Olivia Danso.

We hosted an education round-table event, for those interested in the Poetry in the Primary Classroom Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) training programme, which took place from January to June 2021. This event brought together educators and artists to discuss the learning from the programme, the impact on the teachers and the pupils, and what it really means to bring African and diaspora poetry into the primary classroom in a meaningful way.

Read more about the Poetry in the Primary Classroom programme.


Accessing the event

The event took place on the British Library player and can now be viewed here:

You can also find some Useful Resources regarding Poetry in the Primary Classroom below


About the event

Presented in partnership with the Royal African Society, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) and the British Library as part of Africa Writes Young Voices 2021 programme.


Image description: The event image contains a collage of numerous children novels.

Africa Writes 2021 returns from 4 – 24 October. You can join us in celebrating the imagination, pleasure and activism within contemporary African literature either online, at 180 The Strand and the British Library. Learn more about the 2021 festival headliners. You can also access 50% off all full ticket prices for The British Library events, consider signing up for the RAS Arts & Culture Membership.