Learning & Participation
Dzifa devises and facilitates bespoke creative projects and education initiatives with a strong focus on Applied Theatre and participation. Working with adults in higher education, community organisations and creative businesses and with children and young people in primary and secondary schools Dzifa creates workshops, masterclasses, lectures and seminars for a wide range of clients such as Southbank Centre, The Royal Geographical Society, The British Library, Westminster Arts, University of East London and Chelsea College of Art & Design. Her education work makes use of creative writing, theatre, performance and collaborative practices in participatory, community and social contexts.
“Year 3 had an amazing day with Dzifa and have written some beautiful poems. Dzifa was incredibly personable and instantly built a good rapport with the children. She was able to draw out detail from the children and praised their efforts well, enabling them to produce poems of good quality. We were blown away with what the children managed to produce in such a short space of time. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.”
Springwell Junior School
Thank you Authors Abroad for organising the two workshops – they were indeed fantastic!!! In particular, Dzifa Benson, who really got the pupils from both schools working, learning and performing together. It was really upbeat and animated. The standard of poetry written was excellent!
Jane Stonebridge, Year 5 teacher, North Ealing Primary School
My son truly enjoyed his opportunity to spend time with you at Bournes Green school in Southend on Tuesday. Unfortunately he wasn't confident enough to read his poem out but I so wanted to share it with you. I know I have a biased opinion as his mum but this reduced me to tears. I have a heart felt passion and love for poetry and have read to and encouraged Caden to read himself since he first landed into this world. He is rarely found without a book in his hand and is currently writing short book reviews for Waterstones in the City. Caden hasn't stopped talking about his day with you.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your time and commitment to visiting schools and sharing your learned insight and passion with children.
All the very best wishes,