National Poetry Day

Don’t forget your National Poetry Day postcards!

From the National Poetry Library

Thursday 2 October is the 20th annual National Poetry Day in Scotland. Central to the celebrations are the popular National Poetry Day Postcards, celebrating poetry in English, Scots and Gaelic.

The theme for 2014 is ‘Remember’, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the National Library of Scotland, providing you not only with eight poetry postcards about remembering and remembrance and our usual teaching notes and posters, but also access to a range of unique online and workshop teaching resource about World War I from the National Library of Scotland’s collections.

This includes extensive printed and archive material relation to the Great War, including letters and diaries of Scots involved in the conflict, official publications and a stunning collection of photographs. Some of this material will also be highlighted in the National Library of Scotland’s major free exhibition Behind the Lines: personal stories from the First World War at George IV Bridge in Edinburgh from June to November 2014.

Please complete and return the order form sheet by Friday 29 August.

£13 per individual school order, even if you get the maximum order per individual school of 12 packs = 960 cards. This charge is towards the cost of distribution only; the cost of commissioning and producing these resources are subsidised by our funders and partners.

PRIMARY PACK: 20 x 4 cards suitable for younger readers, P3-7 and/or

SECONDARY PACK: 10 x 4 cards for younger readers + 10 x 4 cards for more advanced readers

 

For further details, please click here for the National Poetry Library website

Click here for previous examples of National Poetry Day activities from across North Lanarkshire.

 

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