A national poetry competition for children ages 7- 11. Write an original poem with the title ‘The Truth about School’.
The winning poet will receive a trophy and certificate, plus a visit to school from National Poetry Day ambassador and award-winning poet James Carter, and £250 of books for our school. They will also win an annual subscription to the gorgeous magazine Scoop www.scoopthemag.co.uk
Winning and commended poems will be published on the LoveReading, LoveReading4Kids and LoveReading4Schools websites.
You can write about an imaginary school or your current school.
You can write the poem in the voice of a student, a teacher, a dog or an alien!
You can write in free verse or write a poem with repeated patterns running through it, or one with a strict rhythm and rhyme.
There are no rules except to base your poem around the theme of “In School, Truth” #TheTruthAboutSchool
There are resources and ideas on the National Poetry Day website www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk
The judges will be looking for exciting, stimulating, original and beautifully written poems that leave a powerful impression on the reader. You can write in any style and in any length.
The national judges are Andrea Reece, Joy Court, Tricia Adams and James Carter, the prize-winning poet.
The poem must be original and entirely the poet’s own work, and must be submitted in the poet’s own name.
The prize for the best poem in school will be a signed Michael Rosen poetry book.
Hand your entries in to Sue by Monday 15th July 2019
Collect an entry form from your class teacher!