Truth Films

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day, we asked some of our Ambassadors to read a piece of their own work relating to our theme, Truth, and talk about some of the ideas behind it.

Many thanks to Teachwire for their fabulous resource to accompany these films, produced by Charlotte Hacking from CLPE. It includes the full poem texts and activities for the classroom. We also have our own teaching resources for free download here.

‘Newcomers’ by Michael Rosen

‘The Misinformation Age’ by Karl Nova

‘This Poem Is Not About Parakeets’ by Victoria Adukwei Bulley

‘Truth or Dare’ by Rachel Rooney

‘January’ by Joseph Coelho

Use this poetry lesson with a difference created specially by poet Simon Mole and download the accompanying resource written with the National Literacy Trust here.

Here we have National Poetry Day Ambassador, Joshua Seigal, with a poem on authenticity and being true to oneself.