'Speaking Up'
Adrian Mitchell works with adults with learning difficulties

Background

This project was established to give people with learning difficulties the opportunity to express themselves through the medium of poetry. It also offered the chance for the group to learn new skills, stretch themselves and to feel empowered.  

Notes from the project manager:

"From the feedback I have received from those who participated in the workshop, it was a fantastic creative experience for all concerned. This has been further vindicated by the volunteers who assisted Adrian in delivering the workshop. After the poetry was presented to a larger conference of 420 people, one comment was 'The poetry was a brilliant, inspiring and spiritual experience'. We would like to try to deliver further poetry workshops over the coming months."

Young Poets Network