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About

PAUL JENKINS – AKA ‘THE MAN IN THE SILLY HAT”

45 (ish) years as a human, 25 years as a performer, 17 years as a father, 10 years as a teacher, 7 poetry books and 1 novel have all perfectly prepared Paul for a life dedicated to educating kids through fun and creativity. He loves nothing more than taking his workshops from school to school, making smallish humans giggle for a day and giving them the confidence to work together to create their own brand new written pieces.

Whilst he’s playful on stage he’s serious in intent and is regularly called upon to write teaching resources and has worked with EmpathyLab, The National Literacy Trust, The Shakespeare Schools Festival and BBC Learning so you can rest assured there’s a sensible head underneath the silly hat.

When not nurturing the seeds of creativity in young minds or writing new works he can be found elbow deep in popcorn watching Marvel films with his boys or running like a maniac with Ramsbottom Running Club. He’s also the founder and host of Waffle, a live poetry open mic night and if that’s not enough you can even tune into hear his dulcet tones on Rossendale Radio every week. It’s safe to say, he doesn’t shy away from a challenge.

Additional details

  • Genres:Comedy, Fiction, Poetry
  • Maximum number per session:To be negotiated with school
  • No of sessions per day:To be negotiated with school
  • Session length:To be negotiated with school
  • Areas covered:All UK
  • Titles include:The Bottom Burps Trilogy, Doodles from my Noodle
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  • Other information:Qualified Teacher, Radio Presenter
  • Organisations:EmpathyLab, Rossendale Radio

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