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National Poetry Day Nonsense!

Owlpussycat

“The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat”

Celebrate National Poetry Day 28 September 2017 with one of the UK Nation’s favourite poems. Here are a few fun ideas from our blog archive for teaching more nonsense (poetry) in schools

https://teachingnonsenseinschools.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/ten-more-ideas-for-teaching-the-owl-and-pussycat-or-other-nonsense-in-the-classroom/

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https://teachingnonsenseinschools.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/puppets-poems-owls-pussycats-and-wedding-presents-more-ideas-for-celebrating-international-owl-and-pussycat-day/

Edward Lear bicentenary 2012 logo

Edward Lear bicentenary 2012 logo

and videos and translations of the poem in many world languages

https://teachingnonsenseinschools.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/the-owl-and-the-pussycat-poem-in-translation-over-100-world-languages/

STOP PRESS – the bompa.org website itself has now lapsed and the material has moved, file by file, by its creator Attila Veres to http://pimpoapo.byethost22.com/bompa/

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How will you celebrate National Poetry Day? http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk

Blogposted by Mark Norris, Newquay Zoo, 28 September 2017