The 7th of October was National Poetry Day, a great excuse for all the poets amongst our staff and students to get together.

This is an annual celebration of poetry which encourages everyone to make, share and experience poetry. The annual celebration inspired the Bury College Learning Resource staff to create their very own Poetry event which encouraged staff and students to embrace poetry by either reading or writing a poem.

It's clear that students and staff both got a lot out of the event. Clare, an LRC Assistant and former Bury College student, read a poem that reminded her of her wedding day: "When asked to take part in the event, I was nervous at first, but I found it a hugely enriching experience."

This was all followed by Richard Wyatt, an LRC Librarian, reading an evocative poem by Tony Walsh. Richard added: "In terms of the students, one, in particular, stood out. Caden, an A-level student, showed a real talent for writing poetry and a depth of understanding beyond his years. This has inspired us to create more events throughout the year and we are considering inviting guest speakers to the next event. Poetry can be a powerful way of expressing ideas and emotions, and we hope to see more staff and students join us at these future events."

The Learning Resource Centre are planning many more events throughout the academic year. Keep your eye on posters across the Bury College campus for more information on those events.