National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry Day, girls across the school have been writing poems based on the theme of Refuge.

Throughout the week, we have had the pleasure of hearing a number of the poems read out loud. Well done to Ellie MG who won the prize for KS2, and Mahi J who won the prize for KS1.

Read a selection of the poems, including the winning entries, here.

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On Thursday 5 October, National Poetry Day is celebrated all across the nation. National Poetry Day was created to celebrate the excellence of poetry and inspire many young people to write. This year’s theme is ‘Refuge’.

National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart who claimed that there were millions of talented poets out there and that it was about time they received some recognition for their work. Since then, the well-known day has created a boost in popularity and activity for young people, including live events and web-based projects. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) first accepted National Poetry Day to be on the 21 March. It was first celebrated in 1999, during their thirtieth conference in Paris.

There are a wide range of types of poems, such as haikus, odes, sonnets, limericks, sestinas, elegies, and many more. Here, National Poetry Day is a wonderful source of inspiration for young people and poetry, as there are bound to be many of these types of poems being read out and performed.

A big thank you goes to Ms Challis and all the other teachers who helped inspire girls from our school to write wonderful poems, ready to be read out in front of the whole of KS2. A big thank you also goes to all the girls who submitted their poems as if they hadn’t been there, we wouldn’t have been able to celebrate National Poetry Day in the same, fantastic, joyous way, by listening to many other mind-blowing poems!

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