School Trips to Mark World Poetry Day - 21st March
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20th March 2012
School trips to explore poetry are increasing in popularity, and World Poetry Day 2012 is set to invigorate even more interest in poetry amongst UK school pupils. Poetry is an extremely important part of our history, culture and English literature learning syllabus. It allows us to understand and experience our past by providing us with an insight into the thoughts and feelings of the people who lived through it, something no history book could ever manage to achieve.
In addition to an increasing number of school trips exploring poetry, every year on 21st March people come together to celebrate World poetry day, created by UNESCO. It aims to bring this amazing literary art form back to the forefront of our lives and transform the outdated image that people have of it by not only teaching people about it but also getting both children and adults alike, to create their own poetry in the hopes it will restore interest in the subject.
With World Poetry Day fast approaching what better way to celebrate and learn about this timeless literary art form than a school trip to the haunting location of the Somme, home to one of the bloodiest conflicts ever witnessed by the world. This school trip, ‘War Poets of the Somme’ will allow your school to experience the historical setting that influenced some of the greatest literacy ever written, penned by the very soldiers that fought in the war.
Adaptable Travel’s battlefield school trip will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the famous poets of the Somme including Roland Aubrey Leighton, John William Streets and Edward Tennant. Our specialist guides will show you around the locations described in the poems, bringing them to life and providing you with a whole new insight into the work.