Category Archive: National Poetry Day

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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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.

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