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.