National Poetry Day 7 October 2021

National Poetry Day 2021: We Have A Choice

Celebrate National Poetry Day 2021 on 7 October by exploring Foyle Young Poet Theodora Shillito’s ‘The Story of Squiddly Diddly’, a poem about marine conservation and recycling, commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020. This resource encourages KS2-3 students to think about how the choices we make affect the environment.


Views of the sea

Malika Booker introduces activities to increase pupils' familiarity with poemsfrom other cultures, using the theme of water. At a glance: the sea, water, poems from other cultures, rhyme, onomatopoeia.


Evaporations - exploring water and poetry

The Poetry Society uses a film-poem by Alice Oswald and Chana Dubinski to explore different poetic devices through different states of water and encourages students to create water themed poems.  At a glance: water, personification, observation, the senses, the unfamiliar.