At Easter, I finished my Arts Council funded Autism & Poetry project at Limpsfield Grange School. We celebrated our 15 month partnership with a poetry assembly and were lucky enough to have Chris Riddell, the former Children's Laureate, accompany the student's readings with his live illustrations. I've really enjoyed getting to know the students and watch them grow in confidence in their poetry. I am in the process of organising the publication of booklet of their poems Welcome To My World written during my time there. I am aiming to collate a collection of my own poems, that reflect my experience there.
In other news, I'm delighted to announce that my poetry collection A Kid in My Class has been shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Award. I'm very pleased that my book sits beside four brilliant publications that together demonstrate that poetry caters for all ages and tastes!