Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition open to all post-primary students on the island of Ireland. It is organised by Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. It is divided into three categories: Junior – 1st and 2nd Years, Intermediate – 3rd and 4th Years, Senior – 5th and 6th Years. Participants from must recite two poems from the list provided. Regional heats take place between 15th and 26th October all around the country. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 26th September. This is a fantastic opportunity for all students at Franciscan College Gormanston. Ask your English teacher for more information.