The Wordsworth Trust has a dedicated and award-winning education team with expertise in working with children from foundation stage up to further education.

We offer a broad range of poetry, creative writing and cross-curricular sessions both at Dove Cottage and in your school.

Activities for pupils

This video provides a taster of the kinds of activities that pupils can enjoy on a visit to Dove Cottage.

youthful Poets, who among these hills / Will be my second self when I am gone.
William Wordsworth, Michael -

Our Sessions

Have a look below to find out about the diverse range of sessions that we offer. Please get in touch if you would like to make a booking, discuss a bespoke offer, or find out about adaptations that we can make for SEND pupils.

Nursery and Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Arts Award and special exhibitions

‘This was, by far, the best visit we’ve brought the students on. Exceptionally good!’
Southfield Technology College, year 10 teacher -

Through our work, we aim to bring people closer to poetry, both at Dove Cottage and across Cumbria.

More about outreach

Immersive Courses

We are uniquely placed to offer an all-round experience of place, literature and artefacts.

Read more about immersive courses