World Poetry Day - March 21

World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in 1999 and is celebrated today. The aim is to promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry. According to UNESCO: "World Poetry Day is an invitation to reflect on the power of language and the full development of each person’s creative abilities."
If you are a teacher and want to encourage your students to read or write a poem, check The Guardian Teacher Network's suggestions and resources, follow this link:
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