Introducing Angela Yardy, the writer
(Also known as “Angela’s Poems”)…
Rotherham Learning Ambassador
I live in England and am blessed to have been able to achieve my dream in life which, from a very young age, was to be a full-time wife and mum. As my alternative choice of career was to be a teacher, I have filled those years with voluntary children’s and youth work in church and schools, hence my experience with nativities. My volunteer work led to a few years as a teaching assistant at my children’s school, but I gave up this role so that I could be an extra voluntary support to children with special educational needs where sufficient funds were not available to do enough, as well as establishing and running a school book club….You get the picture: I love children, and helping them to achieve their potential!
I have two fantastic teenage children myself, both of whom make me very proud, and who, together with my selfless husband, have supported me in everything that I have done.
It was a chance lesson in my son’s primary class which introduced me to my previously undiscovered love of poetry and I continued writing from there, adding my poems to a free educational poetry website www.angelaspoems.com for the purpose of encouraging others to have fun with poetry. Once the seed was planted, it continued to grow and I am grateful to friends (and indeed to strangers around the world) for their encouragement, particularly as it has now developed into trading as Best Children’s Nativity. I have many years of ideas to work on and to add to my websites as I find the time to write, including rhyming Easter plays, the first of which I have written and hope to make available soon.