Stockport Express

Terry opens door to the written world


AUTHOR Terry Caffrey visited a local charity to inspire future writers

The award-winning poet and lyricist visited one of the Together Trust’s specialist provisions for autistic children, Inscape House School in Cheadle, to read from his entertaini­ng book of poems, “It Wasn’t Me Miss”, and gave students a glimpse into the world of an author, hoping to inspire them with their reading and writing.

Apart from giving our learners tips on how to be a creative writer, the young enthusiast­s had the opportunit­y to participat­e in engaging poetry and writing workshops. The students were challenged to come up with their kenning poems linked to their curriculum and English classes.

“I really enjoyed the workshop with Terry.

“He was humorous and entertaini­ng; he kept me engaged, I even joined in when he asked me to, and that’s not something I would normally do. He made poetry interestin­g. I would love to work with him again.” - Ben, Post-16 student

“Terry really knew how to grab the crowd’s attention.

“He was kind and considerat­e.

“I liked that he made the poems meaningful but also funny.

“I enjoyed it that much I not only did the morning lesson, but I went and did the afternoon one too.” - Jess, Post-16 student

Commenting on the day, Terry shared that he likes to help teachers build up new, engaging ways to spark the children’s interest in reading and writing and that the most inspiring people he has met in his life are namely young boys and girls such as the talented students at

Inscape House School.

Students who attended the workshops also received a certificat­e for participat­ion.

 ?? ?? ●●Author Terry Caffrey with a copy of one of his books of poems
●●Author Terry Caffrey with a copy of one of his books of poems
 ?? ?? ●●Terry with one of the students at Inscape House School
●●Terry with one of the students at Inscape House School

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