These three short kits were the result of a collaborative event in Segovia, Spain, between the organisers of the Hay Festival Segovia 2008 and the British Council, Spain. Teachers and teacher trainers from the Comunidades de Castilla León and Madrid were invited for a one day event which melded specialist BritLit workshops and events with public events featuring authors.

The day concentrated on the work of two poets, Gillian Clarke and Owen Sheers and a writer of children’s stories, Michael Morpurgo. The teachers and teacher trainers had an opportunity to work on examples of the writings of the three artists, using the kits published here, and to attend events with the writers, culminating in a plenary with all participants.

The three kits are:

‘Cold Knap Lake’ – a poem by Gillian Clarke

‘Not Yet My Mother’ – a poem by Owen Sheers

‘Gone to Sea’ – a short story by Michael Morpurgo

All three kits are in the BritLit series of ‘quick’ kits and comprise a pre-reading activity and a post reading activity, as well as the text itself.

The materials in this BritLit Kit are available to download in the Attachments box below. To download pdf files, right click on the file and save to your computer

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