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A Deal with the Unicorn


Feeling Icky

The Parent and Child Quadrille

Child Care

The Door

Freedom Poem for NPD 2017


Tyger Tyger

When Michaela heard that a Siberian tiger in the San Diego zoo had started to lose its stripes while in captivity, her thoughts turned to another famous poetic animal – The Tyger by William Blake.This is Michaela at her poignant best – direct, powerful and penetrating.

Video courtesy of Pete Brownlee

Dinner at Elm Street

Something a bit scary and a bit …well, disgusting actually. This is a poem that will terrify children, but only if they think they might have to eat the dinner that Michaela’s witch is cooking up.

Michaela shows she has a less serious face, and how the right ingredients carefully placed in a poem can get children spealing in delight.

Warning: as far as we know, no school dinners have ever been made like this, not even by Shakespeare and his witches. Unless you know differently…

Video courtesy of Pete Brownlee