Organisers hope teachers will use the competition, which is themed on healthy eating, to teach literacy and citizenship. Winning entries will be published and prizes include a family trip to Barbados. For inspiration, go to www.poundapoem.co.uk .
Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Rosen and Anthony Horowitz are among a host of authors backing a children's poetry competition to raise money for cancer research The Pound a Poem competition, which launches next week invites seven to 11-year-olds to pay pound;1 to enter their poem in the competition.
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