Poems to Raise Your Spirits

Arranged in words, coloured with images, struck with the right meter, poetry has a power that has no match. This is the power to shake us from everyday life and the power to remind us of the beauty that surrounds us and of the resilience of the human spirit. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General UNESCO, on the occasion of 2020 World Poetry Day

To celebrate World Poetry Day 2022 on the 21st March, and to help raise everyone’s spirits, pupils and staff have been reflecting on their favourite poems, poems that are uplifting, hopeful, positive, humorous or all four.

As well as displaying these around the school, we have recorded them to share with you. We hope that you enjoy listening to them.

Poems from 3W

Love In The Time of Coronavirus -2W

The Calf Path by Sam Foss, performed by former pupil Matthew McElhinney