Kurlys Poetry - Fun literacy engagement workshops


'Lock Down' support

Values Literacy support

Year 6-7 Transition support

Alan (Kurly) McGeachie

- Birmingham Poet Laureate Finalist -

I deliver fun poetry workshops to help develop overall literacy confidence, empowering young people to access and attain success across the curriculum. Workshops support the priorities and strategies of schools' and academy trusts' curricular intent, contributing to a high quality education.

***Poetry experience NOT necessary***

Are all your pupils confident about their literacy ability and potential? Performance poetry workshops help build literacy confidence whilst reinforcing curricular knowledge (declarative and procedural) whilst developing transferrable skills. Face to face or online workshops available which can include: fun 1 hour year group assemblies, classroom tours, large en-masse whole school theme launch/Wow Days (working with whole primary Key Stages or secondary year groups.) 

Some popular themes include: Anti-Bullying, Health and Wellbeing, British Values, Virtues, Visions, Leadership, Justice, Greeks, Romans, Rainforests, Diversity, World War, Identity, Black History, Transition, Success and more. Please click on 'Workshops' to learn more about school workshop delivery.

"Poetry belongs to all of us."

- Michael Rosen

                                Hello from me!

I'm also a Co-Founder of the Memorhyme Education collective

                                 Performing 'Key Change' live at The Royal Albert Hall

"To have good readers and writers we must first have good speakers and listeners."

Pie Corbett

"My most disaffected pupil said it was great, Kurly was really positive about everything and we want him back again!" - 

Moria Davidson - Head Teacher  - St. Edwards Primary School


 "Kurly delivered a 'Slam' for Health Week which was well planned, pacey and fun. Pupils and staff really enjoyed the day!"  

Andrea Robertson - Centre Manager - Link Centre PRU

Kurly with the inspiring Michael Rosen

At the N.A.T.E Conference with Chris Riddell