National Limerick Day – Thursday 12 May 2022
Link ICT is offering schools the opportunity to win an iPad as part of a literacy challenge to mark National Limerick Day. Held every year on 12 May, National Limerick day pays homage to Edward Lear – the man who made the short poem widespread. Lear was an English poet who is known for his nonsense-style, often writing with made-up words.
Our challenge to all school children aged up to 16 is to come up with a limerick that describes the use of IT within the school environment and how technology aids learning.
What is a Limerick?
A limerick is a type of humorous or nonsense poem, consisting of only five lines of verse. The first and second lines rhyme with the fifth line, while the shorter third and fourth lines rhyme with each other.
How to Take Part:
If your school would like to take part all you need to do is set the challenge to your learners and email your submissions to Link ICT by Friday 6 May. An independent judge will then pick a winner and the school will be presented with an iPad week commencing 12 May 2022.
Please email entries to: email@example.com ensuring you provide the full name, age and school name with each entry. You may submit all entries together if you prefer.
The small print
We may choose to feature some of the shortlisted entries in our marketing, PR and social media posts. We will only use the entrants first name, the initial of their surname, their age, and their school name in this publicity. We would also like to arrange a photo with a teacher from the winning school (and the winning learner if they consent) when we visit to present the iPad week commencing Monday 9 May.