Birch Class (Yr 4) had a wonderful time at the National Poetry Library. We were able to read a range of poems and then write our own poetry inspired by our surroundings.
The National Poetry Library is the largest public collection of modern poetry in the world. Founded by the Arts Council in 1953 and opened by poets T.S. Eliot and Herbert Read, we have been at the heart of the nation’s poetry community ever since. Due to its ever-growing collections, the library has had several homes, arriving at Southbank Centre in 1988 when Seamus Heaney led a cake-cutting ceremony to mark its opening.
The National Poetry Library has been a place of inspiration and support for many esteemed poets and writers throughout its history. Former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes wrote of his experience when researching the influential anthology Rattle Bag, which he co-edited with Seamus Heaney.
Here are some pictures of Birch Class enjoying their time at this amazing location. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.