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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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Treasures @ Taylor

Recently at Taylor High School, New Stevenston, myself, the Social Subjects Department and S1 pupils were involved in a creative writing workshop that focused the theme of ‘Treasure’.  This was part of the Library’s programme of activities to celebrate Scottish Book Week 2013.

S1 pupils were asked to write and design a postcard from their ‘Most treasured place in Scotland.’   This was inspired by the Scottish Book Trust’s free book called ‘Treasure’.  A similar event was run by both departments last year.  However, this year there was a new twist to the workshop with pupils choosing a member of staff to write their postcard to.

This event was extremely successful with many pupils taking their postcards home to complete. Pupils’ feedback has been very encouraging.  It was also very inspiring to see pupils’ positive view of the world around them.

As a result, I wrote an article to promote the work of staff and pupils, which was posted on the Scottish Book Trust website.

It was also posted on a blog called ‘Storify’.

Well done to all the pupils and staff involved.

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Book Week Scotland Postcards

Postcards created by LRC Managers in North Lanarkshire to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2012

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