We are delighted to have secured an exciting, new, one-off and free opportunity for our Year 5 children. We have been invited to work with Richard O’Brien, the Birmingham Poet Laureate, in an Art and Poetry workshop at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts on Monday 11 March. Richard was named as the Birmingham Poet Laureate during a National Poetry Day event held at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at Birmingham City University in October 2018 and will hold the title for two years. He’s a lecturer in Shakespeare and Creativity at the University of Birmingham. As the city’s 21st Poet Laureate, Richard acts as a poetry ambassador and helps to raise the profile of poetry across Birmingham. He has to write poetry for special occasions and lead poetry workshops. The role of the Poet Laureate is also to inspire others to try their own hand at reading and writing poetry, so we do hope that he will fire the imaginations of our Greenfield boys and girls.