Children know this is what the world might be saying to them if it could:
‘When I go for a spin. I’m out of breath –
I’m puffing and huffing and wheezing.
And my polar ice caps are starting to melt,
When I know they should be freezing.
This verse was written by a talented young poet, Rachel Garrett when she was just 11 years old. Her eight-year-old brother, Ethan also wrote poems about the importance of taking care of the environment and in 2009 Seven Arches Published their book: ‘Does The Tardis have a Carbon Footprint?’
At that time not many people were interested in what was happening to the oceans, forests and climate around the world. Greta Thunberg was only six-years old. But now, just ten years later we all know of the importance of taking care of our world.
You can help us make a wonderful new 2020 edition by taking part in our competition.
To enter this exciting competition you must order at least one copy of ‘Does The Tardis have a Carbon Footprint?’ from our website.
We are offering it at a special price of just £1.50 from late September 2019 until May 2020. Postage and packing is £2.50. That means for just £4.00 you have a copy of ‘Does the Tardis have a Carbon Footprint and can enter as many of your children’s poems as you like. Help us make a stunning new edition with the title ‘Last Night the World Spoke to me…’
Any schools wishing to order more than one copy can phone our office on 0161 442 1206.
Poetry is a wonderful medium for expressing thoughts, ideas, hopes and fears! Use this chance to help your children and young people express their thoughts and ideas about taking care of our world - our environment - with the knowledge that it might be published in a book that others will read.
You can use our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org to send in your poems. Or post any entries to:
Seven Arches Publishing
Flat 8 Rena Court,
Poems must be written by children or young people under the age of 18.Closing date June is 2020.