Poetry resources

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    National Poetry Day - 3 October 2019

    National Poetry Day is a nationwide celebration of poetry usually held on the first Thursday in October. This year's National Poetry Day takes place on Thursday 3 October 2019 and the theme is 'Truth'. In Scotland the Scottish Poetry Library celebrates the occasion by producing a series of resources for schools to request or download and enjoy. Printed cards will also be available in public libraries in Scotland. Teachers have previously linked NPD's themes into the multilingual 'Mother Tongue Other Tongue' poetry competition. So why not inspire your students to celebrate the day and get creative? We've sourced some resources and links to websites below to help you get started.

    The theme for National Poetry Day 2018 was 'Change' - check out our short poem on this topic on our National Poetry Day webpage.

    In recognition of the 2016 National Poetry Day, SCILT created our own poem in French on the theme of 'Messages' which you can also access on the same page.

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