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Ruth Padel



This programme has a strong poetry theme running through it. Presenter Michael Rosen:

  • Offers his top five tips on how to teach poetry
  • Discovers how the book Love That Dog by Sharon Creech inspired creative classroom poetry work at a high school in Halesowen
  • Meets writer and poet Ruth Padel who reveals that the right verse helps her cope with all manner of adversity, including whitewater rafting

In this episode, our experts discuss Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner, a gripping story of boyhood friendship destroyed by jealousy and fear, set in war-torn Kabul. The panel includes:

  • Julia Eccleshare of The Guardian
  • Teacher Stacey Jordan
  • Youth worker Gulham Hassan

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