Celebrating National Poetry Day

Posted on October 8, 2019


Thursday 3 October was National Poetry Day, and teachers and students across the school spent the day dipping into varied verses. Many departments shared poems based specifically on their subjects. Some poems led to deep discussions about the concepts within them, others offered students the challenge of tongue-twisting lines, especially PE’s ‘THWOK!’ by Matt Harvey, the poet of the Wimbledon Championship.  In Computing, Mr Friendship challenged teams of students to guess ‘Bot or Not?’. Could they guess which poems were written by celebrated poets and which were crafted by computer? Sometimes, it was too close to call! 

Throughout the day, students learned that poetry can capture, explore and illuminate many aspects of the world.