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Primary School Creative Workshops and Projects 

Who are we?

What People Say About Us

Moving Words, now in its tenth successful year, is a Yorkshire-based partnership delivering tailor-made arts workshops for Foundation and Key Stages One and Two.


Colin and Julie are both very experienced ex-primary school teachers. Their days feature: performance poetry, drama, dance/movement and story-telling.


What makes ‘Moving Words’ unique and ideal for enriching the primary curriculum?

• Workshops available for any topic at any time of year

• Original performance poetry with catchy choruses and fact-filled verses

• Complementary imaginative movement/dance sequences in a range of styles

‘The workshops were great and aimed just at the objectives we have been covering in our topic!’

Pudsey Greenside Primary

‘Once again you have brought the best out in all of the children. The Senior Staff still can’t stop talking about how good and confident  the children were and it’s all down to you!’

Victoria Primary Academy, Leeds

Meet The Team...


Julie Boldy

Julie achieved distinctions in Dance and Drama at Northumberland College of Education. She performs in plays and musicals; has been an active member of Yorkshire Movement and Dance for many years and continues to choreograph for a wide range of groups and societies.


Her love of drama and dance has always shone throughout her teaching career with work being created for a variety of venues, one of the most notable being a performance at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the Millennium Celebrations.


Julie’s creative approach to movement appeals to all children, but especially to those who are more inclined to achieve through kinaesthetic learning.
Want to know more? Have a look at what we do…

Colin Trenholme

After studying English and Drama at Bretton Hall College, Colin Trenholme taught in primary and middle schools for over thirty years, as well as working on projects with the BBC, Channel 4, professional theatres and anti-racist organisations.


He has written a number of plays, some of which he has directed for a local theatre group.


As part of ‘Moving Words’ Colin writes performance poems on a vast range of themes – from Mo Farah to the Mayan Civilisation; from anti-bullying to Neil Armstrong.


Colin has also written articles for The Sunday Times, the Times Educational Supplement and other publications.


So now you know who we are...take a look at what we do