A competition inspired by the book The Lost Words" by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, presented by The Lost Words for Oxfordshire and Oxford Poetry Library. We would like to encourage the children of Watlington to enter this competition.
As a result of crowdfunding every primary, infant, and special school in Oxfordshire received copies of the book, which were also given to secondary schools, charities and prisons. In their invitation, the Oxford Poetry Library states that it has run a series of workshops based on The Lost Words with local ecologists introducing children to the natural world all around them, with participants having the chance to write and illustrate their own Lost Words poem about a plant, bird, creature, or minibeast that inspired them.
They’ve also just created three Activity Packs for anyone to create these workshops in their own home and local green spaces! Now, The Lost Words for Oxfordshire and Oxford Poetry Library are inviting you to submit your own Lost Words spell, created using one of these Activity Packs, to be in for the chance to win your own copy of The Lost Words, its sequel The Lost Spells, or your own led Lost Words works.
We hope that the children of Watlington will be inspired to enter this competition and discover the magic of the natural world around Watlington. Even if the do not enter the competition but just have a go it could open their eyes and hearts to a whole new world.