A very spotty poetry competition

Poetry Academy

Peterborough Reads has joined forces with Paul Hymas, a local poet and creator of the Splyt Jaws YouTube channel, for an unusually gross children's competition.

Paul Hymas, author of Bogey Roads: and other polluted poems, writes about everything from farts and belly button fluff to lost socks and now we're challenging local children to write something just as gross! To take part, children (aged 7 – 13) have to write a poem about a spot – the poem can be long or short, and the more disgusting the descriptions, the better!

Entries will be judged in collaboration with Hymas and the winning poem will be brought to life in a video for the Splyt Jaws YouTube channel. Your work will be read aloud and you're words will also be transformed into a professional illustration. All poems should be sent to peterborough@literacytrust.org.uk.

Watch Paul read one of his poems in the video below for some inspiration!
Please note that this competition is open to children aged 7-13 who live in Peterborough and the surrounding area.

Fancy having a spot of fun over the summer holidays? Watch this video from Paul to find out about our unusually gross poetry competition - guaranteed to bring children some much needed laughs! Send your entries to peterborough@literacytrust.org.uk by Monday 31 August for your chance to go viral.

Posted by Peterborough Reads on Wednesday, 29 July 2020