Hi all. I'm so glad to have found an active teaching forum where there seems to be a lot of advice going around. I run a business teaching "ecopoetry" (basically, poetry which emphasises the natural world and our relationship to it) and am due to deliver a 3 hour school workshop on this topic in a couple of weeks. I have never taught children before, so am not sure what to expect. I just want to deliver the best experience I possibly can for them. I am looking for advice on any aspect of the task, from how to keep the children engaged, to what their ability level might be. Anything, really, that you think might be useful for a novice like me to know. The basic situation is: I will have a class of 30 year 5 students, and I will be with them for 3 hours one morning. There will be a 15 minute break half way through. Their regular teacher will also be present. If the weather is good, we can spend as much of that 3 hours outside as we like. If the weather is bad, then we will be classroom-bound (though the hope is very much that we can get outdoors - the aim ultimately is to assist the children to find their own connection with the natural place that we will be out in). I am an experienced poet, and have run workshops many times, but never with children. I would love to have your advice on what to expect, and how to prepare. Thanks so much for any help I receive. It will make a huge difference to the experience that the children will have.