To celebrate World Poetry Day, children are being encouraged to get creative.
Today marks World Poetry Day 2021, and PlanBee is running a competition for children aged five to 11 to encourage them to engage with poetry. All they need to do is write a poem about what they will do, or are hoping for, when lockdown ends, called ‘When Lockdown is Over’.
The poem can be in any form at all but some ideas and templates are included in this free download to get them started.
Five lucky winners will receive a copy of ‘The Folio Book of Children’s Poetry’ – a beautiful anthology of poems for children to treasure.
Email your entries, along with your child’s first name and age, to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag them on PlanBee’s Facebook or Instagram pages.
Entries close at midnight on Friday, March 19 and the winners will be announced on World Poetry Day, Sunday, March 21 on Plan Bee’s social media platforms. The winners will be emailed individually.