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The Thursday Post: First Line Films

We’re all big film fans at the SPL. For National Poetry Day, we’ve come up with a way to combine our passions – and we need the help of schools!

The Thursday Post: Poetry by Heart Scotland

Learning poetry by heart shouldn't be a chore. Not only can it improve confidence, it can boost brain power too. With that in mind. we're launching a new competition for schools. Find out more in our blog.

Poems for the hert as weel as the heid

When you learn a poem, you experience it differently. The learned poem is no longer just text on a page but, to your brain, it is a living being, a new acquaintance with whom you form intimacy and trust. Good for the brain but also good for the soul.

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