To mark the 150th anniversary of State Education and to find out what school means to you we are holding a poetry competition.
Send your entry by entering your details opposite.
Inspire us with 150 words and win one of the prizes on offer.
Please complete your details and return to us by clicking on the link below – closing date for entries – 1800 on 22nd October 2021
Entries for the poetry competition are now closed!
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Celebrating 150 years of State Education
The past year has marked the 150th Anniversary of the 1870 Education Act which created the foundations of state education in England. At the FED we believe it is important that the country recognises and celebrates this anniversary. It is an opportunity to be ‘Looking Back and Moving Forward’. We are determined to highlight the role that all of those concerned with the education of future generations have played and still play. We believe it is so important that society recognises – especially in relation to the past year – the contribution of teachers, education leaders, support staff and the young people themselves in our communities across the country.
A time to Celebrate, Reflect and Envision.
We are working with The Chartered College of Teaching and the City of London to celebrate the 150th Anniversary and are asking for poems of up to 150 words. The competition is open to all age groups with a winner and runners up in each category*.
(*Age Categories are envisaged as: Primary School, Secondary School, Post 16)
We want young poets to write a poem of up to 150 words: