Poet in the City has been successfully building bridges between the worlds of business and education since it was first founded, as a project of the Poetry Society, in 1998.
Since then Poet in the City has funded about 120 three to five day placements in primary and secondary schools and been responsible for introducing many thousands of children to the pleasures of reading and writing poetry. It has also provided a way for corporate sponsors to support education and the community and to fulfill corporate social responsibility objectives.
The schools work currently being funded through Poet in the City includes:
Poet in the City intends to continue and further develop its educational work in schools, building upon an extensive record of delivering schools placements in primary schools, further expanding its secondary school programme and pioneering the use of poetry placements in raising awareness of mental health and emotional intelligence issues.