Bolton School Junior Girls

Pupils Become Poets for a Day

  • National Poetry Day - poem in my pocket
  • National Poetry Day - group
  • National Poetry Day - performance
  • National Poetry Day - reading together
  • National Poetry Day - Assembly

Pupils at Hesketh House celebrated National Poetry Day with a special assembly on the theme of Truth.

All pupils in school engaged in paired acrostic poetry writing activities based around the theme to improve speaking and listening skills and to help instil a love for poetry. In addition, each pupil was given a poem to keep in her pocket, to read aloud and to share with others. At break and lunch times the girls were encouraged to share and perform their poems. Collections of poetry, including the new National Poetry Day anthology ‘Tell Me the Truth About Life’, were available for girls to read and enjoy.

Mrs Worsley organised the event at the Junior Girls’ School and said, “What a thoroughly enjoyable day we had telling all sorts of tales through the language of both established and contemporary poets.”

The Junior Girls have also been asked to bring in any fabulous, evocative words or phrases in newspapers and magazines about truth, lies, deception, fakes or falsehoods. These will become part of a ‘TRUTH and LIES’ Wordle which will take shape as a large display in the coming weeks as part of the National Poetry Day commemoration.

National Poetry Day annually celebrates the nation’s love for poetry and this year is the event’s 25th anniversary.

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