Category Archive: National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day Celebrations 3 October 2019

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry taking place every October. Each year there is a different theme and in 2019 the theme was Truth. This year was also the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day. At Elgin Academy, we were BUZZING about poetry all week and especially during National Poetry Day. There …

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Poems on Doors for National Poetry Day 3 October 2019

Pupils and staff are being asked  to look out for poems on classroom doors to read and enjoy. Part of our National Poetry Day celebrations.

The Day Before National Poetry Day Celebrations – It is A Truth Universally Acknowledged… – 2 October 2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, librarians on 2 October, cannot wait for #NationalPoetryDay on 3 October. Poems, Staff Poetry Competition, Poetry Picnic, Two Truths & a Lie Challenge, Tongue Twister Fun and, even more poems! All happening on @PoetryDayUK Poem no.4 in our Staff Poetry Competition Poem no.5 Poem no.6 Miss Ainslie from …

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Meet the Judges – Staf Poetry Competition – National Poetry Day October 2019

Meet the judges. The Advanced Higher English class have the difficult & delightful task of choosing this year’s winner in the Staff Poetry Competition #NationalPoetryDay All the entries are now on display in the new poetry corner at the library door.

Getting Ready for National Poetry Day on 3 October – Picnic, Poems and Plenty of Fun! 1 October 2019

We are getting ready for National Poetry Day on Thursday 3 October and our staff poetry corner is now in place too. Read the poems & be blown away by our staff’s creativity! And, there will be lots of poems on classroom doors from Wednesday to enjoy. Our Poetry Picnic is on Thursday. Bring a …

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National Poetry Day – Staff Poetry Competiton Launched 5 September 2019

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry taking place every October. Each year there’s a different theme and in 2019 the theme is Truth. 2019 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day. At Elgin Academy, we aim to celebrate poetry’s power to bring people together and will be joining in the celebrations, …

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World Poetry Day 21 March 2019

On the library desk, for World Poetry Day on 21 March, resplendent beside the tulips, was… Poems To Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell. Pupils were invited to peek inside this gorgeous poetry anthology, chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell The poems were shared from this beautifully illustrated selection, on World Poetry Day. Something …

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National Poetry Day – Class 1.3 – 4 October 2018

A perfect end to National Poetry Day with class 1.3. Reading out loud and sharing their own poems. Great work, team work, reading, sharing and making connections.

National Poetry Day – Staff Poetry Competition Winner & Runners-Up – 4 October 2018

We were BUZZING about poetry all week and especially during National Poetry Day. The Big Reveal was … who had won the Staff Poetry Competition? Advanced Higher English students were in the staffroom at interval to deliver their judges’ comments. National Poetry Day Drum Roll…Excitements. Mrs Forster is the 2018 winner with her poem The …

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National Poetry Day – Poetry Picnic – 4 October 2018

Did we enjoy National Poetry Day celebrations on Thursday 4 October? Yes, we did! The day was all about sharing lots of poems, both during our Poetry Picnic and throughout the day. The hot chocolate was on the table, the tongue twisters were ready, lots of poems were on display and we were ready for …

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