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Image Credit: 
Southbank Centre / Belinda Lawley

poetryinternationalsunday_094

Image Credit: 
Southbank Centre / Belinda Lawley

The National Poetry Library has a number of resources aimed at engaging secondary students with reading and writing poetry, and which can tie-in with Key Stage goals. You can also bring your class and lead your own session, free of charge. We just ask that you contact the library in advance to let us know.

Key Stage 3: The Poetry Box

The Poetry Box workshop links poetry and science and encourages students to experiment with writing their own poetry inspired by an interactive box, where they view microscopic slides.

Cost: £105* + VAT for state schools
£210* + VAT for fee-paying schools
*transaction fee: £3.50 per booking

Key Stages 4 and 5: Teacher-led sessions

Teachers are very welcome to use the library as a resource for leading their own sessions. We can help by preparing books on a given theme or type of poetry. Please email us if you are interested in setting up one of these sessions for your students. These sessions are free of charge, we just ask that you contact the library in advance to let us know.

Key Stage 5: A Dictionary Story

This workshop for A-level students is based around a visual poetry book by Sam Winston which invites students to think about the relationship between visual art and poetry and specifically around the idea of visual poetry.

Cost: £105* + VAT for state schools
£210* + VAT for fee-paying schools
*transaction fee: £3.50 per booking

Downloadable resources

Letters Home: The First World War Poetry Kit

available sessions
  • Wednesdays in term-time (11am – 1pm)
  • Cost: £105* + VAT for state schools
    £210* + VAT for fee-paying schools
    *transaction fee: £3.50 per booking
  • Groups of up to 30 students are welcome
  • Tel: 020 7960 4225
  • Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Please note, these workshops are not available to book online.