• Helping Cumbrian Primary school children to Dream BIG.


I had a Dream….

I had a Dream….

Poetry Competition – DEADLINE EXTENDED – Entries in by Friday 25th March

We launched our World Book Day 2022 Poetry Competition and have now decided to extend the deadline to include World Poetry Day on the 21st March. We are working with Cumbria County Council Libraries to bring you this fantastic competition. There will be three categories, EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Enter and you will have a chance of winning a trophy, book tokens and books for your school.

All you have to do is write a poem with the theme being ‘I had a Dream’


What is poetry?

An imaginative composition usually in rhyme, a musical form of language, a way of communicating an idea, an ideal or feeling.

A poem should embrace the world, collecting magic on the wing, we should not have to dig and delve into a poem searching for some inner meaning, poets are uniquely gifted to listen to that higher sound of imagination.


Some hints and tips:


  • Study a favourite picture, perhaps from a calendar, a card or a book. Look out your window, go for a walk – what do you see?
  • Write down any words that the picture says to you e.g summer, happiness, sky, trees, nature
  • Add the names of any main colours e.g. brown, pink, green
  • Take two words from the list e.g. sky, pink
  • Write a sentence incorporating these words
  • Repeat point 5 at least four times using different words in each sentence
  • Juggle sentences around to form poem
  • Using brightly coloured pens or calligraphy pens write out your poem



How to enter

Send your poem in to rebecca.day@pbp.org.uk    by  FRIDAY 25TH MARCH 2022.

Don’t forget to tell us your name, your age, your school and which category you are in EYS, KS1 or KS2.

Good luck!