John Foster has performed his poems in schools and libraries throughout the UK and is well-known for his performances as a dancing dinosaur and a rapping granny!
John is available for visits to schools and libraries within a 50 mile radius of his Oxfordshire home. His performance for juniors lasts approximately an hour and includes time for questions and answers about his poems and how he writes them.
His separate performance for infants includes action rhymes, chanting rhymes and counting rhymes for the children to join in as well as an explanation of what really happened to Humpty Dumpty and why Mary, Mary Quite Contrary was looking glum.
Winter term visits are planned to:
Dry Sandford School, Oxfordshire
Standlake School, Oxfordshire
Redlands Junior School, Reading
Winchester House School, Brackley
Broadmeadow Junior School, King’s Norton, Birmingham
John recently visited Broadmeadow Junior School, Birmingham. After the visit, the headteacher wrote in the school’s newsletter to parents:
"The atmosphere in the hall was electric as John captivated his audience with his witty poems and humorous performances – I don’t think I’ll ever forget seeing him perform ‘Bloomers in the Sky’!
John’s visit was a resounding success and we would definitely love to see him again."
During the second half of the winter term 2013, John will be visiting Aston and Cote Primary School and Ducklington Primary School to perform his poems and to open their new school libraries. He will also be visiting Caroline Haskett Junior School to share poems about monsters.
Visits are planned in the spring term 2014 to Bampton Primary School, Brill Primary School and Cedars School, Aldermarston.
Listen to John's Poems
Hint: The default volume is quite low. You may want to turn it up but make sure there are no Grannies with sensitive hearing in the vicinity.
Sean's Short Shorts.
Ten Dancing Dinosaurs
4 o'clock Friday
Hear John reading more of his poems in the Children’s poets section of The Poetry Archive at www.poetryarchive.org