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Donal Thompson


Donal Thompson studied Drama at Manchester University before going on to study for a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing from The Open University.

He won the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary for his poems and toured with the performance poetry group The Live Poets’ Society.

He has studied Coaching in the Workplace also through the Open University and Gestión de Proyectos Editoriales with La Universidad Europea de Madrid.

He has given conference workshops and seminars at the University of Salamanca, University of Alcalá and the University of Granada.

Recently has was engaged by Ediciones SM as freelance executive editor on their bilingual publishing programme and is programming English language training for executives and professionals in the field of education.

With Amyjo Doherty and Raquel Saiz he formed the slightly anarchic and very quirky poetry and music performance group The Poet’s Arms in Madrid in 2015.

Currently he is offering VIP online English sessions, creating training videos for teachers and writing children’s adventure stories for the publisher Milton Education. He has begun to collaborate as senior editor with the teachers’ co-operative platform

Poetry Workshops

I can organize workshops on how to use poetry in your classroom regardless of the subject you teach. I can come and meet your kids and show them how poetry is even better than their smartphones.


Storytelling workshops for bilingual teachers. How to create new worlds with voice and gesture.

Act like a Teacher

There’s no business like showbusiness? Actually, there is. Teaching. Teachers constantly use voice, body, emotions and presence to direct their lessons. This practical workshop looks at what we as teachers can take from acting skills and theatre techniques.

Personal Coaching

Lost at work? Your map is not the territory. Let me help you find your way through using the GROW method of personal and workplace coaching.


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