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Princethorpe Celebrates National Poetry Day

07 Oct

Princethorpe’s pupils joined in the celebration of all things poetical on National Poetry Day. 

Held this year on Thursday 3 October, the College Library and English department marked the day with a series of different events that encouraged pupils to express themselves in rhyme, verse and even iambic pentameter. 

Mrs Baker took one of her Year 7 English class out onto the playground to chalk poems on the theme of ‘Truth’. The class had researched different ideas associated with the theme and composed their own works before individually writing them out.  It was hard work for cold fingers but the playground looked amazing when they had finished.  Another Year 7 English group wrote their poems onto coloured paper and at lunchtime stuck them to the floor of the Limes providing a further surprise.

In the Refectory, Warwickshire’s Young Poet Laureate, Academic Prefect, Hannah Owens, led an ‘Open Mic’ session with pupils and staff queuing up to recite poetry to their peers.  Lots of pupils volunteered and everyone who took part earned house-points.  

Around the College the walls were decorated with different poems so every time you turned a corner you were presented with a new opportunity to discover, enjoy and share poetry.

Poetry can unlock imaginations and help children be creative and here at the College, on National Poetry Day everyone joined in and had a little bit of poetry fun.


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