Last year’s launch of our schools challenge, #MyNPDPoem, with partners with CLPE and with the support of ALCS, was a huge success. So many classes and schools got engaged by reading, sharing and writing poetry. 

It was especially vibrant on social media where we got to witness the fantastic work produced and the joyous celebrations. And we are delighted to announce that we will be running the challenge again this year.

The challenge will officially launch here in July 2020, so do keep posted. 

#MyNPDPoem encourages schools everywhere to create poems, performances, displays and their own special poetry anthologies as part of the National Poetry Day celebrations. We will provide resources and prompts for students aged 6 to 18 to write poems on the NPD theme Vision, and they can be publish as books for pupils to take home to their friends and families, using Scholastic’s We Are Writers scheme. 

You can get a taster of what’s ahead by seeing some of the films produced as part of last year’s challenge on YouTube here. And it’s not too late to get practicing for 2020 by taking part in last year’s challenge now! 

Everyone who writes an original work automatically owns the copyright, regardless of their age, and #MyNPDPoem is supported by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). Find free resources and information explaining copyright to young people on the ALCS website.

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