Poetry resources

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    The Scottish Poetry Library has added sign language poetry to their library collection in the form of a film based on a poem about Gerry Hughes, the first profoundly deaf man to sail single-handedly around the world, via the five great capes.

    National Poetry Day - 28 September 2017

    National Poetry Day is a nationwide celebration of poetry usually held on the first Thursday in October. This year's National Poetry Day, however, takes place on Thursday 28 September 2017 and the theme is 'Freedom'. In Scotland the Scottish Poetry Library celebrates the occasion by producing a series of resources for schools to request or download and enjoy. You can still access resources on their website produced for the 2016 event on the subject of 'Messages'. Teachers may wish to link this year's theme into the multilingual 'Mother Tongue Other Tongue' poetry competition when it launches again. So why not inspire your students to celebrate the day, get creative and enter the contest? We've sourced some resources and links to websites below to help you get started.

    In recognition of the 2016 National Poetry Day, SCILT created our own poem in French on the theme of 'Messages'.

    You can read the poem on our National Poetry Day webpage.

    • BSL
    • Chinese
    • French
    • Gaelic
    • German
    • Italian
    • Scots
    • Spanish
    • Urdu
    • Other world languages
    • Generic poetry and language resources
    • Poems about bilingualism
    • Other celebrations
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