The Liz Lochhead Collection


Liz Lochhead, Scotland's Makar, worked with pupils from nine Scottish schools, teaching them the craft of writing poetry. She explained techniques developed over a lifetime of creating some of Scotland's best-loved poems - poems drafted and worked on, until the words and imagery are exactly what is required.

To ensure that the next generation does not lose the writing skills she has developed and the creativity they offer, Liz Lochhead worked with the schools through online, linking in video-tutorials on the internet, discussing in online chat rooms, and monitoring the pupils' work each week as it was uploaded to show how their poems were progressing. Pupils from all over Scotland - from primary seven to sixth year - worked with her using the latest technology.

The 'Liz Lochhead Collection' contains the final poems which the pupils created amidst that mixture of traditional craft and modern technology.


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This is a joint Media Matters initiative in association with Liz Lochhead.

With thanks to all teachers & pupils who took part.

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