Category Archive: National Poetry Day

Poetry Picnic Enjoy a Flavour of National Poetry Day on 4 October 2018

Poetry Picnic is on Thursday – Join in and enjoy! Enjoy a flavour of National Poetry Day on Thursday 4 October and join the Poetry Picnic in the library at interval Bring your snacks, enjoy some library hot chocolate and enjoy the banter about poetry AND try the tongue twister competition. We have lots of books …

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Poetry Week is this Week 1 – 4 October 2018

Poetry Week is this week, culminating in the Big Reveal on National Poetry Day on Thursday 4 October: Who has won the Staff Poetry Competition? Mr McWhirter from the Geography department and his two poems, all about Change. The Butterfly Effect is the entry from Mrs Stewart in the Modern Languages department. Mr MacDonald submitted …

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Advanced Higher English Pupils are the Judges 27 September 2018

Ooh, the pressure! Advanced Higher English pupils spent a period on textual analysis… or, rather, judging the poems for the Staff Poetry Competition. They had a great time reading, discussing, marking and deciding the top places. All will be revealed on National Poetry Day on 4 October.

Miss Bird and Her Poem 24 September 2018

Another entry was submitted into our Staff Poetry Competition, on 24 September. From Miss Bird in the Geography department with Everyday Changes (but always the same). We have a record number of entries this year for National Poetry Day on 4 October👍 All poems will be judged by Advanced Higher English pupils next week.  

We Do Love a Haiku! Another entry to the Staff Poetry Competition 21 September 2018

Friday and another poem for the Staff Poetry Competition. The first of two entries from Mr MacDonald. We do love a haiku! All for National Poetry Day on 4 October: Change.

One Week until National Poetry Day Competition – entry from a former twice-winner – 20 September 2018

One week until the closing date for our staff poetry competition and here comes Mr Lestienne from the Modern Languages department – a past winner TWICE – with his entry ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ #NationalPoetryDay #Change Another poetic gem…

Another Entry for the Staff Poetry Competition 19 September 2018

Another entry to our staff poetry competition is great! This time, a haiku from Ms Walby in the SFL department. All for National Poetry Day, on 4 October, on the theme of Change.

Sraff Poetry Competition – more entries – September 2018

More entries into the staff poetry competition for National Poetry Day on 4 October 2018.  Firstly, from Mr Clark in the English department, with his entry entitled Reflective Practitioner and it is a great read. Mr McWhirter in the Geography department is very happy and so he should be. He has submitted TWO poems to …

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Staff Poets: Mrs Stewart September 2018

Poems are beginning to come in for our staff poetry competition to celebrate National Poetry Day on 4 October and doesn’t Mrs Stewart’s poem look fabulous?

National Poetry Day Staff Competition is Back! and submissions should be in by Thursday 28 September 2018

National Poetry Day 2018 will take place on Thursday 4 October and the theme is Change. We are joining in with celebrations on the day and…. our annual and popular staff poetry competition returns! All staff are invited to write a poem and to enjoy, discover, share a poem with all in school. Last year’s …

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