Saints Bridget's Primary School Ballymoney Northern Ireland.

This is all the nice things that Saints Bridget's Primary School had to say about my visit, way back in 2007.

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"Craig´s visit during February 2010 has to be the most amazing author/ visits I have hosted in the last 10 years. Getting our students and staff off curriculum and into poetry has been so wonderful. Craig really went the extra mile; he covered Reception to Year 9 and captivated his audience completely. Staff have said to me they will no longer deliver their own poetry lessons in the same way! What a great outcome. He has held down so many interesting jobs in his life, including being a standup comedian, so has a vast repertoire of jokes, anecdotes and ideas, that we could have had him for over a week. 3 days was not enough. I had Senior students wanting to come and listen to him, sing his songs, chat with him. I really think there was so much more we could have done. Craig did everything from reciting his poems, making new poetry the children had written into songs, he plays guitar, helps children to understand what inspiration and what the love of writing truly is. He did fantastic poetry writing workshops with the middle school and I am now continuing on the energy he left behind by putting together a poetry collection. He did an amazing parent and kiddie’s afternoon in the Junior library and had the parents singing and reciting. We have many ESL families in our community and I have had many parents come in the last 2 weeks to tell me how magical it is to have their children recite poems and sing at home. Craig is really easy to host and just thrives on the joy of his job. If you only have money for one person a year, like we do, do your school community a big favour…"

Fiona Mulvaney, JIS, Brunei