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This week we participated in National Poetry Day 2020.

As this is such a popular event, we decided to extend the celebration to last from Monday to Friday, giving pupils plenty of time to participate in a variety of interesting events and activities both online via Zoom and in lessons with class teachers.

“At Hornsby, we encourage all children to be actively involved with, as well as celebrate, poetry at every opportunity; we believe it is imperative that we raise awareness of the value and impact of poetry”.

– Miss Petridou, Head of Upper School English

This year’s National Poetry Day theme was Vision.

Pupils from Reception through to Year 6 were asked to envisage a different version of the world, describing it in a short poetic phrase. They could choose to make their vision as abstract as they wanted it to be.

Suffice to say, the suggestions that emerged were very imaginative!

“As often happens with such creative initiatives, one thing is certain: all adults can be taught a lesson or two about how we can improve the world and make it a better place for future generations”.

  – mISS pETRIDOU

If you would like to find out more about National Poetry Day, please visit the official website: National Poetry Day

 

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