Laila Sumpton is a poet, writer and facilitator working with learners of all ages to tell their stories. She works with schools, museums, youth clubs, hospitals, galleries and even parks to create poetry projects and performances.
She has worked with the Ministry of Stories, Counterpoints Arts, The Tate Modern, Historic Royal Palaces, National Literacy Trust and British Library among others. She performs her work across the country and is working on her first collection called 'The Stampless.'
Write about your lockdown experience
In this video lesson with Laila you'll learn how to write two new forms of poem: a Kenning and a Cinquain, and also how to write a longer poem.
Have a think about what lockdown feels and looks like to you, and use the worksheets below to create your own poems under the theme of "All the empty spaces".
What do you need to do?
- Watch the video instructions from Laila.
- Download the "All the empty spaces" worksheet and the kennings worksheet.
- Download the activity sheet and follow the instructions.