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National Poetry Day 2020

This week in the RGTS English Department we have been celebrating National Poetry Day that took place on Thursday 1st October 2020. We hope that the day encouraged all of our students to enjoy, discover and share poetry as we believe it can be  one of the most creative and exciting forms of self-expression.

National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – on doorsteps and at kitchen tables, in gardens and streets, in schools, libraries and public spaces both online and offline – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together.

As such, on the lead up to the day the The English Department ran a poetry competition for each year group where their based their poems on the following themes:

 Year 7: Freedom (using ideas from The Bone Sparrow/ Wonder as inspiration)
Year 8: Relationships (using ideas from AMSND as inspiration)
Year 9: Difference (using ideas from Othello as inspiration)
Year 10: Kindness (using ideas from PSHE time as inspiration)

We will be displaying some of the winning poems on the website after Thursday 1st October.

You can find out more about National Poetry Day on their website.