Paul Offers the following 'adventure' workshops, often linked to themed weeks, such as 'aspirations' week:

‘  Poetry’ adventures

Let's plan, write and edit our own performance poems!

‘Narrative’ adventures

Let's explore story structure, characters and settings!

‘  Big racket’ adventures

Let's develop our rhythm, pitch and composition!

‘  Fusion’ adventures

Let's write a story and compose a 'soundtrack' for it!

poetry school visits

poet school visits

poetry school visits

What the teachers say...

"The school's children couldn't wait to write their own poems after Paul's assembly. He was so entertaining and inspiring, demonstrating and sharing insights into the writing process as well as material that really hits the spot for both primary and secondary aged childeren!"
(Michael Cain Primary Literacy Consultant, St.Helens MBC)

"Paul Delaney visited our school. He was inspirational! He reads excerpts from his books and the children were enthralled!"
(St.Bedes Catholic Primary School, Widnes, Cheshire)

"The whole visit was wonderful! The children really enjoyed the interaction with Paul's puppets. They wanted him to stay all day!"
(Holy Family & St.Michaels Catholic Primary School, West Yorkshire)

"Paul captured the children's (and teachers!) full attention with his well written, lively texts, which he shared when spending the day with us.
His enthusiasm and humorous delivery certainly rubbed off on the children too. They not only wanted to read but were also desperate to start their own writing too! Thank you Paul."
(Bleak Hill Primary School, St.Helens, Merseyside)

"The children loved Paul's different voices as he read out story excerpts and performed his hilarious poems. They were falling about laughing!"
(St.Nicholas Catholic Primary School, Liverpool)

What the children say...

"I've started wrting my own poems now!"
"I bought his poetry book - it was awesome!"
"I love all the different voices that Paul uses!"
"He's really funny. In fact, he's epic!"
"The day was fun and informative because of the advice that we got on how to write our own stories and poems. The humour and excitement added to the fun and I would definitely want him to come in again!"
"He must be clever, he plays the Piano as well!"

Teachers' Resources

Teachers can download resources from this page to complement the workshops Paul presents:

poetry lessons for kids

Key stage 1

Key Stage 1&2 Poetry examples

Year 3/4

I'm Fed up - Comprehensions
Key Stage 1&2 Poetry examples

Year 5/6

I'm Fed up - Comprehensions
Key Stage 2&3 Poetry examples
Character Comprehensions

Key stage 3

Key Stage 2&3 Poetry examples

Key stage 3/4

Key Stage 3&4 Poetry examples


Resources for everybody

Mister Scrooge Musical Script (KS2/3)
Character Planning Sheets
Character Portraits (KS2/3)

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