The Importance of Poetry In Schools
Poetry has a unique place in our curriculum.
It can be taught as part of reading, writing, and literacy lessons and it fits easily into classroom themes, projects, and celebrations.
Michael Rosen, poet and Children’s Laureate 2007-2009 said:
‘Teachers sometimes ask me, “What’s the best way to get children writing poems?” One of the first things I suggest is to create a poetry-friendly classroom. It’s about making a classroom a place where poems are welcome. It’s about pleasure, stimulation, feeling, curiosity, wonder and fun and children finding their own voice.’