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National Poetry Day - School Event - October 2021

National Poetry Day - 7th October 2021

Next week in school, we will be celebrating National Poetry Day on Thursday 7th October. As part of our learning, we are focussing on enjoying poetry and learning poems by heart to perform. Each class will learn and perform a poem together to be shared via video with the other classes in school, and on our school website (see link below to 'School Videos')


We are also asking pupils to join in with our ‘Poetry Slam’ event!


We are asking all pupils to learn and practise a poem at home, from our age-appropriate shortlists, listed below for each of our  classes.


Children can perform these in school, to be videoed and shared in school. Finalists chosen on Wednesday 6th October in time for voting at our whole school poetry slam on Thursday 7th October.


Prizes will be awarded to the winners!


Watch out for our staff entries on our school website!


Many Thanks


Kirkbride Staff Team

Have a look at our staff and pupil performance poetry videos.... (click on link below)

Oak and Elm Poetry

Ash Class Poetry

Acorn Class Poetry


Thank you to all families and children who supported our National Poetry Day – ‘Poetry Slam’ – you can view the staff poems and class poems on our school website.

Congratulations to our winners of the ‘Poetry by heart’ competition, who received a special prize:

Acorn Class – Daisy

Ash Class – Kay

Elm Class – Jack

Oak Class – Ashley

Winning class – Ash Class

A warm welcome to Kirkbride Primary School, a happy, caring, small rural school near Wigton, Cumbria.