For teachers

For teachers

April 2014

It's almost the end of the spring term and we've got great learning resources for those of you looking ahead to the summer term. On Making Makars we have new resources for primary and secondary and there's a new 10/10 every week for inspiration and entertainment.

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What's On?

Planning poetry workshops or CPD for next term? Explore our current workshop opportunities here, and don't forget to find out what's happening more broadly in the world of poetry on our connect pages

Making Makars

On Commonwealth Day we published a 10/10 list of Commonwealth poems over on Making Makars. We think it'll come in handy if you're planning lessons or assemblies about the Commonwealth and Glasgow 2014. Plus we 've got On your marks activities every week to get your lessons off to a flying start.

Classroom Resources

Look in our library of resources to find just the right thing to help meet your poetry classroom needs. From Early Years to senior students, we should have something to help with reading and writing and enjoying poetry in a range of ways, across the curriculum.


Poetry competitions can be the ideal way to bring poetry into the classroom. Many offer helpful guidance for teachers, and the prospect of prizes, publication and a real audience can prove highly motivating for pupils. Find out more about competitions for all ages and throughout the year.


Poetry posters

Time to jazz up your classroom? Why not download and print some of our free poetry posters. We add more regularly so you can update them as often as you like. You'll need Adobe Acrobat but that's free to download too!