Guinness World Record x National Poetry Day

Turn your students aged 7-12 (Y3-Y7/P4-P7) into Guinness World Record-breaking poets this National Poetry Day!

This autumn, we're collaborating with poet Laura Mucha to co-write a poem about ‘what counts’ with 60,000+ students AND break a Guinness World Record AND display the poem all over the country. (Last year, she co-wrote one with 16,500 children.) Sign-up below to register for our live poetry workshop on National Poetry Day, 3 October 2024.

We'll also be doing this in collaboration with the National Literacy Trust, The Poetry Society, The Poetry Archive, and the Centre For Literacy in Primary Education.


Full details and teaching resources will be circulated to participating schools in early September.

Taking part will have a long-term impact on young people’s literacy and confidence and turn them into Guinness World Record Breakers, as well as letting the world know what they think matters.


1) register using the form below
2) spend one lesson using video teaching resources to generate ideas in class, 16-19 September
3) share these with us before 20 September
4) join a massive multi-school co-workshop on National Poetry Day, 3 October 2024.


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