Education

We have a wealth of special poetry resources around this year’s theme Freedom, created for us by our National Poetry Day partners. There’s a selection of freedom poems, a toolkit full of hints and tips to get you started on celebrating in school and a range of inspiring lesson plans for key stages 1 – 5. All these resources are available free.

We also have some wonderful posters by Sophie Herxheimer, the National Poetry Day artist/poet who has been in residence in Hull City of Culture recently, inspiring primary school pupils to show us what happens when imaginations are slipped off the leash – and freed.

Use Sophie’s posters to brighten up your walls and as the centrepieces of poetry displays. Sign up here to receive free display packs, or download them. Don’t forget to post photos of your displays online with #nationalpoetryday so that we can admire them.