Inspire your child to write some poetry
Does your child have what it takes to become the next Shakespeare or Roald Dahl? Can they get wild with their words? Do you just want to encourage them to do some writing as part of their homeschooling?!
Well, this is a great opportunity! Get them to enter the Wild Days poetry competition (deadline is this Sunday 17 May).
All they have to do is write a poem about nature. Whatever nature inspires them to write. There are no guidelines or restrictions other than that.
There are four categories: for children aged 4 to 7; aged 8 to 11; aged 12 to 16; and one for schools. The competition is open to all those who wish to take part, whether or not they are current subscribers of Wild Days.
The competition is part of Earthwatch’s Wild Days online programme of indoor/outdoor learning activities, which aims to support families in lockdown.
Prizes will include signed copies of books by Michaela Strachan and Nick Baker, as well as teen authors Dara McAnulty and Alex Wise, plus wildlife ID guides, wildflower seed packets and mini-nature kits!
Entries will be judged by the charity’s four ambassadors, Michaela Strachan; Nick Baker, Mya-Rose Craig and Bella Lack a 17-year-old conservationist and blogger with 150K followers.
Entries should be submitted at https://www.wild-days.org/poetrycompetition