Dear all,
Here is information about the British Council Learn English website competition for children learning English aged 7 to 11. All the information about the competition is available by clicking the links below. Please note the address in the UK for sending the poems.

LearnEnglish Kids is pleased to announce this year’s
OLD POSSUM’s POETRY COMPETITION in partnership with Children’s Poetry Bookshelf and the UK’s National Poetry Society.

The competition is open to everyone between the ages of 7-11, not just British Council students. All the
information about the competition can be found here:


There’s also a page with
information for parents and teachers on the LearnEnglish Parents site:


Additional notes and ideas for teachers can be found here, on the Teaching English site:

You can
download a poster to promote the competition in your school. Please display this poster in libraries and classrooms if possible. The link for the poster is:


You could also have a look at
last year's winning poems for inspiration:


theme this year is HEROES AND HEROINES. Some of the resources about superheroes on LearnEnglish Kids may help you get started:


This year the competition will be judged by Poet Laureate
Carol Ann Duffy and her team of experts. The closing date for entries is October 20th 2009 and entries can be submitted online or by post.
Good luck with the competition!

Raymond Kerr | Teacher Development Manager | ELT
+90 (0)212 355 5610 | F +90 (0)212 355 5658 | BCTN: 8523 5610
E raymond.kerr@britishcouncil.org.tr | W http://www.britishcouncil.org/Turkey

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