Pupils at North Coast Integrated College celebrated National Poetry Day with an in-school event held on Thursday 8th October. The theme this year was light, and as well as studying poems about light throughout the school, the English Department used different light sources to inspire creativity and encourage all junior students to become poets for the day.
They were surrounded in candlelight to write poems of love, as well as being given torches to write spooky poems. There was a mini Ferris wheel and carnival lights to help pupils write poetry about the sights and sounds of a fun fair. A ‘Light through the Decades’ workshop included inspirational lighting, such as lava lamps and disco lights to create poems about each decade. Pupils even enjoyed being able to dress up in costumes from each decade! It was an enjoyable day for all, with many fantastic poems created by pupils and staff alike.