John Conyard at Historical Interpretation
I have been working with schools for over thirty years, using our massive collection of educational artefacts to bring history to life. For the past few years, we have been visiting George Spicer to deliver history days, and from 2022/23 we will be working with all age groups from 'Pirates' in Reception to 'Battle of the Atlantic' in Year 6. We use archaeology as a way of accessing history, and artefacts to bring history to life. We passionately believe that giving children the opportunity to access artefacts has never been so vital, or what we provide so important. Our artefacts are better than museum quality, authentic, really do work, and are used by pupils in handling sessions to connect to the past. The pupils carry out archaeology investigations, learning about materials along the way. We bring topics alive using what is probably the largest collection of educational artefacts in Europe.
Professional Author and Poet - Cheryl Moskowitz
Cheryl Moskowitz is a children’s poet with over thirty years experience working as a writer in schools. From 2014 – 2017 she pioneered a ground-breaking Poetry Residency working across the curriculum with pupils, staff and the wider multi-lingual community at Highfield Primary School in Enfield. Her poems for children appear in numerous anthologies including the award winning Poems from a Green & Blue Planet (ed Sabrina Mahfouz, Hodder Children’s Books 2019) and A World Full of Poems (DK Children’s Books, 2020). Her collection Can it Be About Me? (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, Circle Time Press) is now in its third reprint and in 2020 she wrote The Corona Collection – A Conversation a unique poetry collection reflecting children’s voices and perspectives on the pandemic. https://www.coronacollectionpoetry.com
Over the course of this academic year Cheryl will be coming to George Spicer to work with children and teachers across the school to produce poetry on the various special topics being studied in each year group. Watch this space!
You can find out more about Cheryl and her work on her website, here: http://www.cherylmoskowitz.com