I recently recived this information on National Poetry Day from our LGFL Consultant, Mina Patel:
National Poetry Day - October 8th 2009 –
London Event (and Competition!) by Videoconference hosted by Havering LA
After the huge success of last year’s event, LGfL is once again partnering with Havering LA in promoting this year’s National Poetry Competition and would like to invite you and your schools to take part.
The theme for this year’s Poetry Day is `All about Europe`, since we will be conferencing with schools in Finland, Spain and France. So in order to celebrate this, we would like children to write poems about Europe. We are delighted that poets Michael Rosen, John Hegley and Paul Cookson have been secured to judge the finalists and perform during the one-day video-conference event described below.
Please visit this link to read about the prizes and rules:
We would also like to invite you to take part in a videoconference for primary and secondary schools during National Poetry Day, on October 8th 2009, hosted from Crownfield Junior School, starting at 8.50 am and ending at 3.10pm.
Please visit www.poetryday.lgfl.net to see the programme for the day and to find out how to take part.
Schools do not need VC equipment to take part, just the school’s LGfL connection, to watch and participate in the online forum, so please register at: http://www.lgfl.net/lgfl/accounts/forms/web/forms/poetry_booking.htm