Create a We Are Writers book for National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry taking place every October. Each year there’s a different theme and in 2019 the theme is Truth. Schools across the country will be celebrating by creating poetry on 3rd October by taking part in the #MyNPDPoem poetry writing challenge, where pupils are challenged to write a poem on the theme of truth or lies. What better way to celebrate pupils’ hard work than by publishing it in a real, printed book that parents can buy.

National Poetry Day have created loads of helpful resources to inspire your pupils to think about poetry. Once the poems have been written, you can find an exclusive National Poetry Day cover image you can use for your We Are Writers book, plus a special forward you can copy into your book.

To find out more about creating a We are Writers book, check out the We Are Writers tour.


We Are Writers resources

Cover image

National Poetry Day 2019 - We Are Writers book cover image (right click on image to save to your desktop)

Download and save an extra special cover image for your National Poetry Day We Are Writers book – a great way to show off your pupil’s poems in style!

Foreword

Use this foreword to introduce parents, friends and family to your National Poetry Day We Are Writers book. Simply copy and paste into the ‘Add a foreword’ section on the We Are Writers website.

National Poetry Day resources

National Poetry Day 2019 - Toolkit for Schools

National Poetry Day Toolkit for Schools

Tips and suggestions for celebrating National Poetry Day in your school.

Key Stage 1 and 2

National Poetry Day 2019 - Betjeman Poetry Prize resource

The owl

A National Poetry Day resource created by the Betjeman Poetry Prize

National Poetry Day 2019 - CLPE resource

Truth

A National Poetry Day resource created by CLPE

National Poetry Day 2019 - Emma Press resource

Dinosaur distortions

A National Poetry Day resource created by the Emma Press

National Poetry Day 2019 - NLT 1 resource

The truth versus fake news – KS2

A National Poetry Day resource created by the National Literacy Trust

National Poetry Day 2019 - Poetry Archive resource

Nanny Neverley

A National Poetry Day resource created by Morag Styles with The Poetry Archive

Key Stage 3 and 4

National Poetry Day 2019 - Apples and Snakes resource

The truth

A National Poetry Day resource created by Apples and Snakes

National Poetry Day 2019 - First Story resource

What we’re up against

A National Poetry Day resource created by First Story

National Poetry Day 2019 - NLT 2 resource

The truth versus fake news – KS3

A National Poetry Day resource created by the National Literacy Trust

National Poetry Day 2019 - SPL resource

Riddles

A National Poetry Day resource created by the Scottish Poetry Library

National Poetry Day 2019 - Poetry Society resource

Truth

A National Poetry Day resource created by the Poetry Society