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Teaching Resources

Robin Berry as Will in the Malvern Hills (Photograph: Matt Hass)

Medieval poetry can seem like a daunting subject to tackle with a school group but it can also be quite liberating, as a chance to approach a poem in an entirely different way. Whether getting to grips with Middle English or looking at a quest for Truth, Piers Plowman presents many interesting areas to explore. Far from being an archaic text, many of the issues the poem raises are unnervingly relevant today and can be a good jumping off point for class discussions.

These resources are devised as an introduction to the text and its themes for students and school groups; starting with small excerpts accompanied by modern transliterations.

Have a go, and see where your exploration of Piers Plowman can lead you and your class.

For further information please contact email Tom MacAndrew, Schools Coordinator.