Anatomy of a Poem

Anatomy of a Poem


This workshop is inspired by Seamus Heaney’s words, rhythm and rhyme. Children will learn about poetic techniques through a variety of group work activities. By the end of their time at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, participants will have taken part in writing and performing a collaborative poem.

Learning Objectives

During this workshop children will:

  • hear the stories of the people and places which inspired Seamus Heaney during a ‘mini tour’ of our exhibition
  • identify, understand and use poetic terminology when discussing a poem
  • demonstrate an awareness of a writer’s choices and the effects of these choices

‘Anatomy of a Poem’ workshop enables children to:

  • participate in group and class discussions
  • read aloud to the class or teacher from prepared texts, including those composed by themselves, using inflection to assist meaning
  • consider, interpret and discuss texts, exploring the ways in which language can be manipulated in order to affect the reader or engage attention
  • use a variety of stylistic features to create mood and effect

Booking Information


Monday-Friday throughout year


£6 per pupil

Out & About Community Transport have suggested favourable rates, especially on Mondays and Fridays, may be available for schools in the Magherafelt District.

Contact 028 79300123 for more information.

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Seamus Heaney Home

The team were very engaging and supportive to the children. They made learning fun and meaningful. The children gained a lot from this experience

Magherafelt PS

A fabulous day – pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience- the audio was brilliant

Edendork PS

An excellent experience- pitched perfectly which thoroughly engaged and enthused the pupils.

St Patrick’s PS, Mullanaskea

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