This week we had a gathering of interested writers in room 17 to gather ideas for this year's Wilson's Writers anthology.
Abbas in Y12 has put together two poetry challenges for students, and you can enter even if you didn't come to our meeting.
You can write either an activist poem about climate change, or a "remix" poem which places historical or fictional characters in unexpected modern contexts. We discussed Macbeth at the corner shop! There is lots of inspiration for these challenges on the Young Poets' Network. Try this website for inspiration for the "remix" challenge and the climate change challenge.
You can write poems in response to both challenges, too. All writing will be published in an anthology and Abbas and Mrs Fletcher will pick winners and runners up from the different key stages. Email your entries by Friday 11 June to email@example.com. If any students would like to create an artwork for the cover of the anthology, please let Mrs Fletcher know! We would love to publish some original drawings, too.