To celebrate National Poetry Day on Thursday (3rd October), U6th English students “poetry bombed” other classes by arriving unannounced and reading or performing a poem. There were also impromptu readings of poems by English Department staff around the school campus. After a reading of “Ozimandias” in the dining hall at morning break, it was a delight to hear one pupil say, “Why can’t we have this every day?”
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. It was founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. The Day enjoys the support of the BBC, Arts Council England and leading literary and cultural organisations, alongside booksellers, publishers, libraries and schools.