National Poetry Day takes place this week on Thursday 6 October 2016. The theme for the 2016 Poetry Day is Messages. There are a range of projects and events planned for the day. The winning poems have already been published; it would be great to read them altogether, as a class, or school:
- The Sea Says
- A Message to the Future
- Messages in Space
- SSSNNNWHUFFFLL and
- Postcard Poems
There are free resources, KS 1 and 2 lesson plans which could be used on the day.
Also free activities, posters and inspirational poems for use in the school reading groups.
The website also has a set of poems available, written for this year’s National Poetry Day.
There is also a free ideas e-book – details below:
This is a free idea book, done with Tweetspeak, created to get inspiration for poetry flowing. Got a message you want to give someone? We encourage you to “say it with a poem.” This little book gives you great poems—plus five ideas for where to leave your messages.
“1pm – 2pm
Hear children’s voices, performing poems on the theme of ‘messages’ – plus poets Simon Mole, Cheryl Moskowitz and John Lyons.
2.15pm – 3.45pm
Curated by Young Poetry Producers, watch a stellar line-up of poets: Fran Lock, Rob Auton, Hannah Lowe, Keaton Henson, Indigo WIlliams and the Young Producers themselves.
4pm – 6.45pm
Be involved in a recording of Radio 3’s The Verb led by Ian McMillan, and involving poets Sabrina Mahfouz, Luke Kennard and Hannah Silva.”