After a little break, ecopoetry in schools returns, with some helpful links and resources (see new page).  Please feel free to suggest more links, events and ideas!

In the meantime, there are a few remaining copies of the first children’s ecopoetry book still for sale. [Book cover] The book was printed by Book Printing UK [] and is a wonderful collection of some inspiring children’s poetry – the result of the ecopoetry in schools workshops. Please fill in an order form on the ‘buy the book’ page to make a purchase.



9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Andrew Cummins on August 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    This is a wonderful idea. Giving Children an opportunity to explore and engage with the natural world whilst encouraging their involvement with poetry and the written world is a valuable and important experience. Ecopoetry in schools is a truly innovative and rewarding resource.


  2. Posted by Julia Church on August 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    As a Key Stage 2 teacher, I have found your book a fantastic resource and a fresh and innovative way to support children in their learning. THe children and I have enjoyed using a combination of both traditional methods of learning mixed with the enjoyment of nature and the outside enviroment.


  3. Posted by Philip Langeskov on August 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    As a sometime creative practitioner working in schools in the region, these kinds of resources are precisely what we need more of… materials that demonstrate the impact (in terms of awareness, communication and improved educational performance) that can be achieved through a combined attention to language and to the world around us. Creative Partnerships ( and the London-based charity First Story (, while coming at things from a different angle, might also be a useful port of call for educators looking for further ideas.


  4. Posted by Will Richmond on August 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    This book is such a good idea – collecting the work together gives the children something to show off and say, ‘Look what I did’, while at the same time getting them thinking about nature in really creative ways. Writing ‘poems’ gets them choosing words to express how they’re responding to nature and some of the pieces are really insightful. Others are actually very witty, and some of them just inspired.


  5. Posted by Emma Staniland on September 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Just to say this is an excellent site that shows very well how Universities can, through their outreach schemes, make an important contribution to a more long-term vision of children’s educational development. I’m impressed by this, and will take inspiration from it in terms of thinking about how to develop outreach schemes within my own institution. I’ll also be pointing friends who are teachers at primary and secondary levels in teh direction of this page – no doubt it will be of great use to them!


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