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Poetry recital and reflections on a pandemic

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Poetry recital and reflections on a pandemic

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Poetry Recital

In this creative performance, social worker and published author Aimee shares several poems she’s written inspired by her experiences in the profession.

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Channelling experiences into creative forms can be a positive way of reflecting on the social work profession.

In this creative performance, Aimee Williams shares a few poems that she’s written as a social worker inspired by working across multiple services, alongside responses to key moments of 2020 including the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Reflections on a pandemic by Wiltshire social care staff and children

Experience art and poetry by social workers and children in Wiltshire on the theme of the pandemic.

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This session will showcase poems and art from a book called ‘Reflections on a Pandemic’, which was collated by social workers and children in Wiltshire.

The project came out of an idea to keep people connected and keep up morale during lockdown.

The book features entries from a children’s art and poetry competition launched by the Principal Social Worker. Staff have added their reflections drawing upon their social work standards, principles and values. The book will be shown on a computer loop system which changes pages slowly and automatically over the 15 minutes.

It will appeal to children, adults, social workers and students who may be interested in a collection of responses to the pandemic.

Key information

  • All Social Work Week events are free to attend, however you must book on each individual event via Eventbrite.
  • You will need to be able to access Microsoft Teams to attend - you can find more information about how to use MS Teams on our website.
  • Please email us at socialworkweek@socialworkengland.org.uk should you have any accessibility requirements for attending this event.
  • If you are a social worker, reflecting on a session that you attend as part of Social Work Week could be used as part of your CPD. Find out more about CPD on our website.

About Social Work Week

Social Work Week (8 to 12 March) organised by Social Work England is a virtual programme of events bringing together over 70 activities including thought-provoking speakers, workshops, networking, reflective sessions, arts, theatre, film, poetry and wellbeing activities.

More information about Social Work Week can be found on our website.

Social Work Week will complement the annual World Social Work Day celebrations on 16 March 2021. World Social Work Day recognises the hard work and dedication of social workers on an international stage.

Social Work Week is for anyone with an interest in social work in England, including:

  • Social workers (including people looking to return to the profession)
  • People with lived experience
  • Students on social work courses
  • Employers of social workers
  • Education providers

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Please note that Social Work Week events you attend may be recorded and shared online after the event. We may also use photos and screenshots from the event to be used both internally and externally for learning, marketing and promotional reasons.

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Any views, information or opinions expressed by third parties during Social Work Week are the speakers’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Social Work England or its employees.

If you have any questions, please email socialworkweek@socialworkengland.org.uk

We look forward to your participation at Social Work Week.

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