Woldingham celebrates National Poetry Day

Woldingham celebrates National Poetry Day

Ms Amanda Owens, Librarian

National Poetry Day, which this year took place on Thursday 1 October, is a day when we all come together to celebrate the wonderful form of literature that is poetry. Each year there is a different theme and for 2020 it was ‘Vision’. 

During Thursday’s whole-school assembly, Year 9 students Maisie-Grace and Onome each read a poem – ‘Dreams’ by Langston Hughes and ‘Who Knows?’ by Liz Brownlee. This was followed by a virtual reading from the celebrated hip hop artist and performance poet Karl Nova of a poem called "See through my eyes", which he wrote especially for National Poetry Day 2020. 

We also announced a competition, challenging students to write a poem of any length and in any form on the theme of Vision. Woldingham’s Head, and well-known poetry enthusiast, Dr Whitehead, will judge the entries and prizes will be awarded. We look forward to seeing lots of poems, both from our experienced poets and from students trying their hand at this delightful art form.

To continue to inspire students throughout the year, we have a new poetry display in the English department, which can be seen in the photo with Maisie-Grace and Onome.