Eco-poetry National Poetry Competition writing resource from Pascale Petit
Explore two National Poetry Competition prize-winning poems that address ecological themes with poet, teacher and former NPC judge Pascale Petit.
This resource was commissioned by The Poetry Society as part of the 2020 National Poetry Competition. We recommend this resource is used for KS5 and older.
Write Yourself an Escape Plan
Explore the National Poetry Day 2017 theme of 'Freedom' with this resource for Key Stages 1-2. After reading Brian Bilston's poem 'The Great Escape', create imaginative ways of escaping from particular places.
Peter Samson helps pupils practice observational writing by letting details speak for themselves. At a glance: art, imagery, poetry of place, quick exercise, using adjectives.
Cat in the window
Poet Brian Morse uses his poem to help students write about place using a cat as the explorer. At a glance: poetry of place, using verbs, using adjectives, personification, list poems.