Published on 18/10/17
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. At the Junior School, we invited everyone to join in by writing their own poem on this year's theme of Freedom.
National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the charity ‘Forward Arts Foundation’, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. As part of our National Poetry Day assembly, the children were inspired by some images of what freedom might be like for different people and animals.
Following this spark of interest, a number of children produced some incredible poems and in various different styles. You can now see some on display outside our wonderful Library. Here is just a taster:
Freedom walks the universe,
and steps across the Milky Way.
She greets the moon and then the sun,
who heralds in the brand new day.
Freedom flies where eagles soar
far from the grip of the mindless man.
Who seeks supremacy on Earth,
with others not in his plan.
Freedom watches gulls in flight,
the sweep across the sea
and smiles as rivers drift and flow
to far and unknown destinies.
Freedom is not afraid.
Isla, Year 5
Big hairy person with a club!
Freedom is like chickens
written on a page
free to sing hummingbird, hummingbird
freedom is a bee feeling the buzz
the letter in flight
freedom is language dancing
in a thousand creatures
freedom is writing
letters becoming words
brimming with worlds
letting you water yourself
in a pond of ducks
free to bake the flour
flowering out of your head
scripting, flying, thinking
your chickens are free
Frank, Year 6