Book and Activities: The Weight of Water

Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl.

Book and Activities: The Promise

This is a picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world.

Book and Activities: I Want My Hat Back

This picture book tells the story of a bear whose hat has gone and he wants it back.

Burn 10: words that burn

Students are challenged to Make A Difference in a Minute by standing up for human rights through poetry.

Burn 10: make a difference

Burn 8: power

Students explore poems about race and privilege before creating their own protest poetry.

Burn 8: power

Burn 6: dignity

Students are inspired to write a poem from the perspective of someone who has experienced hate crime.

Burn 6: dignity

Burn 3: freedom

Students read poetry written in response to injustice and explore how language can be used to make a courageous stand.

Burn 3: freedom

Burn 2: being me

Students explore questions about identity and collaborate to tell their own stories.

Burn 2: being me

Burn 1: being heard

Students explore the right to freedom of expression and create similes and metaphors for freedom.

Burn 1: being heard

Words That Burn: In the classroom

Words That Burn is a 10-session poetry education series for secondary and further education students.

Words That Burn: resources