Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Premier league stars? Poetry competition?

Today, Years 3-6 were introduced to a poetry competition that is being held in Broadford, though not your usual poetry competition. No. This is a poetry competition with a twist...

It's the 'Writing Stars Poetry Competition!'

This competition asks you to produce a poem based on the theme of resilience (one of our 4 learning powers), entitled Try, Try Again. Now, a lightbulb may have just flashed in your minds, as you may recognise that as the title of the poem used in the TV advert for Premier League Primary Stars, encouraging you to work hard and to never give up.

For those of you that have not heard this poem, click here to be inspired.

Judging the pupils’ entries are…
Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, the Young People’s Laureate for London, Caleb Femi, Jonathan Douglas from the National Literacy Trust and possibly two familiar faces:
Frank Lampard

Yannick Bolasie

The excitement does not stop there. Apart from the prestige of winning this competition, the children of Broadford could potentially win:
A school visit by a children’s author or poet, the Premier League Trophy (wow), Premier League football kit (WOW), the winning poem will be read aloud by a Premier League star and captured on film (double WOW) and an invitation to an exclusive award ceremony!

At school today, the children received writing lines to record their poems on. (If they did not, send them to Willow class where they can receive more). All they have to do now, is sculpt their poems.

The criteria:
Poems should be no more than 20 lines or 150 words
They should be on the theme of resilience.
You can continue the Try, Try Again poem or start a new poem.
Poems can be of any structure and don't have to rhyme.

Finally, poems must be returned to Miss Taylor (Willow Class) by Friday 15th December. Although if you want to hand them in earlier, that would be equally fantastic.

Good luck everyone! And remember, if you are struggling with your poem... Try, try again!

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