ALA509

Walking poetry matters

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

If you are an adult with learning difficulties and disabilities or you are being supported on a day-to-day basis, but hope to be more independent in your daily life, then this course is for you.

Would you like to learn more about poetry?

Do you enjoy short walks?

Would you like to get together with a small group of other people to explore what can be found on the Tarka Trail?

If you like the sound of this, then this is the course for you.

Course content

We will be taking short guided walks along the Tarka Trail and composing our own poems that can be uploaded to the Tarka Trail Poetry Pin website, for others to enjoy your creative work.

During the walks we will take time to learn about different styles of poetry.

We will also reflect on the beauty of our local environment and celebrate how fortunate we are to live in this picturesque part of the country.

Support and feedback

You will get continual support and feedback from your tutor throughout the course and have opportunities to discuss and review your progress.

Additional costs and requirements

This course is free.

As this is an outside course, you will need to ensure you dress appropriate for the weather conditions.

You might want to bring a portable fold up chair if standing for long periods of time is uncomfortable for you.

You will need to wear shoes suitable for walking.

If you have a mobile phone or a device with access to the internet, you might like to bring it as there will be opportunities to visit the Tarka Trail Poetry Pin website.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You won’t need to do anything in your own time unless you would like to. Home study ideas can be provided by the tutor if you require them.

About the tutor

Your tutor will be Amanda Barrud.

Amanda teaches across a broad curriculum including craft and Family Learning, in addition to Independent Living and Life Skills to adults with learning disabilities. Before taking up employment with Learn Devon in 2002, Amanda worked for the Kent Institute of Art and Design after graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Psychology.

Her approach to teaching is to provide a supportive environment to encourage experimentation, the trying out of new ideas to enable learners to be challenged. She is reputed to be patient, and eager to explore new techniques and materials to enthuse and inspire her classes.

A mother of 4 children and 1 grandchild, Amanda believes that her life experience has had a positive impact on her teaching. She also works for Mencap, coordinating events and activities for adults with learning disabilities in North Devon.

Your tutor will be Amanda Barrud.

Amanda teaches across a broad curriculum including craft and Family Learning, in addition to Independent Living and Life Skills to adults with learning disabilities. Before taking up employment with Learn Devon in 2002, Amanda worked for the Kent Institute of Art and Design after graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Psychology.

Her approach to teaching is to provide a supportive environment to encourage experimentation, the trying out of new ideas to enable learners to be challenged. She is reputed to be patient, and eager to explore new techniques and materials to enthuse and inspire her classes.

A mother of 4 children and 1 grandchild, Amanda believes that her life experience has had a positive impact on her teaching. She also works for Mencap, coordinating events and activities for adults with learning disabilities in North Devon.

DayMonday
Start date07 June 2021
End date14 June 2021
Start time10:30
End time12:30
CostFree
Concessions not available
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