Where talk is never cheap: 'Love Poem to Young Offenders Support Workers'
This lesson plan explores Libby Russell's ‘Love Poem to Young Offenders Support Workers’, a winning poem from the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020.
The activities can be used in a single session, or over a series of sessions.
In this resource, produced by Teacher Trailblazer Gareth Ellis, students are encouraged to think about why poets choose to write about love, how society values different types of knowledge, and the relationship between ‘here’ and ‘home’ in this poem. They are also encouraged to explore the sonnet form more widely.
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.