National Poetry Day

Mrs Snow, Head of English

7th October 2021

Students in all age groups celebrated National Poetry Day this Thursday. Pre-prep (Rec-Year 2) joined in with Mrs Snow’s poetry reading of some poems, Year 3 enjoyed having Mr Henry read an entertaining poem about Billy’s Bath and Year 4 enjoyed a Poetry Carousel with Mrs Rogan. Year 5 have explored the father/son theme in Roger McGough’s ‘Railings’ and Year 6 enjoyed doing a roleplay before embarking on Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poems about mermaids and mermen. Year 7 are studying Gothic literature this term so did a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’. And Year 8 managed to memorise Robert Frost’s ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’. It is lovely to see the boys enjoying poetry and to witness the older boys tackle some challenging literature.

Please watch more about our National Poetry Day in the video below.