Poet in Residence

Louise Fazackerley is our poet-in-residence.

Louise runs Ink Inc. Poetry Club at lunchtimes.  She also works with small groups of children throughout the school day helping them to improve their creative writing skills and their confidence in public speaking.


Louise gets children ready to send work to national competitions- we’ve already two competition winners, including winning books in the Football Premier League poetry competition.  Children who attend poetry sessions are invited on trips out to perform their work at places like Manchester Metropolitan University, The Etihad Stadium and Marsden Cuckoo Festival.


Louise also helps out with shows and productions such as the Year 6 End of Year Show ‘The Wizard of Moz’, the Lily Lane Light Festival, our school V-E Day celebration and much more. Children are encourgaed to created art and dances inspired by local history and poetry for these events, and work closely with Louise to perform and showcase their work.