Would you like to have your writing published in a school anthology?
Mrs Fletcher and Abbas (Year 13) are inviting submissions for our latest anthology – the theme of which is "Protest".
Inspired by one of the first great protests in UK history: the Great Rising of 1381 (often known as The Peasants' Revolt) students are invited to consider how poetry can write about protest or can enact protest. You can find lots of inspiration, including powerful videos of spoken word poetry, on the Young Poets' Network at https://ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/workshop/our-whole-lives-we-are-protest-a-poetry-challenge-inspired-bythe-people-of-1381/
We already have a beautiful cover designed by Arko (Year 11). Students who came to our workshop discussed experiences of protests they have attended and read about, and discussed the ways in which poetry itself can give a voice to young people.
Some great advice from the Young Poets' Network is to remember that the personal is political: your lived experience and unique observations are what will make your poem interesting and moving. It's easy to rant and rage, especially when talking about issues you care about deeply. Try allowing complexity, contradictions and little glimmers of hope to make their way into your poem.
Please send all your entries to Mrs Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 6 June.